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The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, works to keep glucose levels under control. It makes a hormone called insulin that helps glucose get into our cells. In someone with diabetes, the body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its insulin the way it should. An unhealthy level of sugar builds up in the blood.
The best defense against the diabetes is to educate yourself about your disease. Know how to take care of yourself if you are diagnosed with the disease.
Originally published 11/23/2015; Revised 2019, 2022
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