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What is Type 1 Diabetes?
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Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) condition that keeps your body from turning food into energy. When you have type 1 diabetes, your body stops making insulin. Without insulin, your cells can't get fuel to burn for energy. This is why you may feel weak or tired.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) condition that keeps your body from turning food into energy. That's why you feel tired and run-down. Controlling your diabetes means making some changes that may be hard at first. Controlling the level of sugar in your bloodstream is the key to managing your diabetes.
Diabetes, Type 2
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Updated with new animations, this program explains how insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and then to Type 2 Diabetes. A straightforward explanation of risk factors along with signs and symptoms and complications encourages the viewer to start thinking about lifestyle changes.
Diabetes, Type 1
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Recently updated to focus on patients diagnosed when an adult. Updated animations of blood glucose and insulin interaction provide a better understanding of Type 1 diabetes. Explains how Type 1 Diabetes cannot be prevented and helps patients learn how to manage the condition. Covers common risk factors, as well as treatment options and side effects. Also available in Spanish.