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What is diabetes?

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Put simply, diabetes is an inability to metabolise the sugars and carbohydrates in the body due to a lack of the hormone insulin.

There are two types:

  • Type I (insulin dependent diabetes), usually occurs in people aged 10-20 years
  • Type II (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) occurs in older people. Type II can sometimes be controlled through a careful diet.

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