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Understanding Diabetes: Causes, Types, and Management

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Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it produces. This results in elevated blood sugar levels, which can lead to various complications if not managed properly. In this article, we’ll delve into the causes, types, symptoms, and management of diabetes.

Causes of Diabetes

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: This autoimmune condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The exact cause is still unknown, but genetics and environmental factors may play a role.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: This is the most common type of diabetes. It usually develops over time due to a combination of genetic factors, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and insulin resistance.
  3. Gestational Diabetes: Some women develop diabetes during pregnancy. Hormonal changes and insulin resistance contribute to this type of diabetes.

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