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What is Diabetes? (Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors)
Do you suspect you might have diabetes? How can you tell? Symptoms of diabetes
can be mild, you might not even know you have them. In some cases, Soldotna,
Alaska residents have diabetes without knowing it until the disease causes longterm
damage. To increase your chances of recognizing if you have the disease or
not, it’s a good idea to learn the signs of diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a type of disease that affects your blood sugar, or blood glucose,
causing it to get too high. You get your glucose from the types of food you eat. A
hormone known as insulin helps your cells get glucose to produce energy.