Alternate Names : Complications of diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Those with diabetes are at high risk for a number of complications.
- Gestational diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach. Insulin is needed to move glucose (blood sugar) into cells, where it is stored and later used for energy.
Diabetes is caused by a problem in the way your body makes or uses insulin. There are several types of diabetes. This article discusses the possible complications related to diabetes.
Diabetes complications : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Diabetes complications : Diagnosis & Tests
Review Date : 5/20/2009
Reviewed By : Deborah Wexler, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Endocrinologist, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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