PATIENT HANDOUT: What is Diabetes?

 Stella Koslosky, MBA, RN, CDE
  28th-Feb-2008
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Domain: Medical
Category: Therapy
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What is Diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by a disorder in metabolism in which glucose (sugar) levels are high in the blood due to an absence or abnormal use of the hormone insulin. These high blood sugar levels can cause serious complications such as eye, nerve, kidney and cardiac disease. There are several different types of diabetic disorders. ... See more

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