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What is Diabetes and Can I prevent it in my Body?

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Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.

Diabetes is a long-term condition created by past poor health choices that causes high blood sugar levels. In 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes - the body does not produce insulin.  Type 2 Diabetes - the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function.  Healthy lifestyle choices would be the wise choice and that would include follow a healthy eating plan, do adequate exercise to oxygenate the cells, drink the correct type and amount of water and supplement, due to the lack of nutrients in the soil. Tune in Wednesday evening at 7PM for the rest of the story.