Diabetes is a condition affecting the endocrine system (your glands and the hormones that they produce), whereby the pancreas stops producing insulin or produces too little; or where the cells in your body are resistant to the insulin that your pancreas produces.
Types of Diabetes
There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. A third type called gestational diabetes can sometimes develop in pregnant women. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, visit your doctor for a complete evaluation. Symptoms of diabetes may include:
Sources: International Diabetes Federation, Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes, http://www.idf.org/signs-and-symptoms-diabetes. Accessed March 24, 2014; Joslin’s Diabetes Mellitus, 14th Edition 2005, New York Ovid Technologies; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Mol. NIDOK; Kronenberg: Williams Textbook of Endocrinology 11th Edition 2008.
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