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There are lots of questions that come up regarding The Diabetes Coach, especially among new customers. Take a moment to review the questions below, and get in touch if you still can’t find what you’re looking for.

 

1 in 11 people are living with diabetes
Learn more about diabetes to help manage and prevent the condition in the millions affected or at risk.

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What is diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the bloodstream into the cells in the body to produce energy. All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose in the blood. Insulin helps glucose get into the cells. 
Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively leads to raised glucose levels in the blood (known as hyperglycemia). Over the long-term high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.

Types of diabetes

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