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Your body changes the food you eat into sugar and uses it for energy.  Sometimes there are problems with this.  These problems can lead to diabetes.

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Diabetes and Getting Active

August 8, 2012
May 5, 2012

The article and tools on this page will help individuals lead an active life. The materials include information on the benefits of exercise as well as resources for creating goals for a more active lifestyle. 

Supporter Article: Healthy Living - Get Active: This article explains the benefits of physical activity, how an individual can start an exercise routine and tips for healthful exercise. 

Last updated on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 13:57

Diabetes Fact Sheet

March 3, 2015

About Diabetes:

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or is unable to use insulin, a hormone secreted by special cells called beta cells in the pancreas. The body needs insulin to allow blood sugar (glucose) to enter the body’s cells and be metabolized into energy. When glucose cannot enter the body’s cells, blood glucose levels rise.

Last updated on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:24