Over 400 million people suffer from diabetes globally. What is diabetes, how is it caused, and what role does insulin play in its onset and treatment?
- Insulin is a hormone that controls glucose levels and is produced in the pancreas.
- There is no cure for diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes usually occurs at a young age and is treated with insulin injections.
- Type 2 diabetes usually develops later in life and is associated with being inactive and overweight.
Arabella has to inject herself every day. Without these injections, she would die.
At the age of 6 she was diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes affects over 400 million people worldwide
So what is diabetes?
To stay alive our bodies must constantly control our sugar levels.
This ensures all our cells are provided with ...
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