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A lack of insulin is at the root of this disease. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks insulin-making cells in the pancreas. In Type 2, the body has problems using the insulin it makes.

Discover how both types of diabetes can affect your body — and some common myths. Investigate which body systems are linked to the disease. And find out how you can prevent Type 2 diabetes.

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Contact Lens Offers Hope for Diabetics

Contact Lens Offers Hope for Diabetics

People with Type 1 diabetes have to draw blood to check sugar levels several times a day. Researchers hope this tiny glucose sensor mounted on a contact lens might be able to monitor blood sugar levels for them. More...

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NPR
The Diabetic Dog Game

The Diabetic Dog Game

People and animals with Type 1 diabetes don't produce enough insulin. Care for a virtual dog in this game to find out how the disease is managed. More...

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The Nobel Foundation
Stem Cells: Developing New Cures

Stem Cells: Developing New Cures

Stem cells could revolutionize the way we study and treat human diseases like diabetes. See how scientists are manipulating embryonic cells. More...

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AMNH
Insulin

Insulin

Take a closer look at the hormone created by the pancreas, how it works in the body, and the different types manufactured for people with diabetes. More...

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American Diabetes Association
Scientist Profile: Biomedical Engineer

Scientist Profile: Biomedical Engineer

Tejal Desai designs tiny, nano-sized capsules to transport medicine in the body to the exact spot it is needed. Her work could change how diabetes is treated in the future. More...

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DragonflyTV/PBS
What Happens in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

What Happens in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Explore the differences and similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes with these video looks at what happens in the body. More...

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TeensHealth
British Scientist Driven to Find ‘Spark of Life’

British Scientist Driven to Find ‘Spark of Life’

Scientist Frances Ashcroft reveals bioelectricity, or how ions carrying electrical currents in cell membranes drive our bodies to perform simple and complex functions necessary to keep us alive. More...

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NPR
Cost of Diabetes: The Financial Toll

Cost of Diabetes: The Financial Toll

From glucose-monitoring kits and insulin prescriptions to wheel chairs and hospital stays, treating diabetes and related conditions can cost thousands of dollars each year. More...

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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Diabetes

Diabetes

Learn what diabetes is, the signs and symptoms, treatment options, and potential complications in this narrated tutorial. More...

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National Institutes of Health
Hypertension in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk

Hypertension in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk

Carrying a fetus to full term is fraught with obstacles. Add one more to the list. Researchers believe that pre-eclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy may lead to higher diabetes risk. More...

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CBC
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011

Millions of people are affected by diabetes. The latest estimates suggest that more than 25 million Americans suffer from the disease, and many of those are undiagnosed. More...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patient Voices: Type 2 Diabetes

Patient Voices: Type 2 Diabetes

What's it like to have Type 2 diabetes and work to keep it under control? Six men and women, including a teenager, share their stories. More...

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New York Times
Recombinant DNA and the Birth of Biotech

Recombinant DNA and the Birth of Biotech

The first genetically engineered product was human insulin mass-produced produced by bacteria. Read more about the beginnings of modern biotechnology. More...

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Smithsonian
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Both low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) need to be monitored by diabetics. Find out what to look for and what to do. More...

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Sentry Health Monitors
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

Take 60 seconds and answer 7 short questions about yourself and your family to find out if you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes. It could help save your life. More...

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American Diabetes Association

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