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  • People with diabetes have high blood glucose levels caused by a problem with the hormone insulin.
  • The 2 main types of diabetes are type 1 (insulin dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin dependent).
  • There is no cure, but symptoms can be controlled with diet, exercise and medication.
  • If untreated, high blood glucose levels can result in serious complications.

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Reviewed on: 17-01-2023