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Diabetes Symptoms and Causes

Diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both. The three types of diabetes are:

  • Type 1 diabetes (also called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes)
  • Type 2 diabetes (also called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus)
  • Gestational diabetes