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Diet, exercise, and medication can cure diabetes

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There is no cure for diabetes. However, diet, exercise, and medication can help manage glucose levels and prevent complications.

Diabetes refers to as …...

Please select 2 correct answers

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Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a group of metabolic conditions characterized by high levels of blood sugar. Diabetes occurs due either to pancreas not producing enough insulin or not producing at all or problems with insulin action.

Prediabetes is a reversible condition.

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Prediabetese is characterised by higher blood glucose levels than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Prediabetes is now recognized as a reversible condition that increases an individual's risk for developing type 2 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes need insulin injections because thei body does not produce insulin.

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The pancreas in people with type 1 diabetes either does not produce insulin or produces less than required quantity. Hence, they need to take insulin injections.

Which of the following organs secretes insulin?

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Pancreas produces and secretes insulin. Insulin is a hormone, which is responsible for controlling and maintaining optimum sugar levels in the blood.

People with diabetes have increased risk to get____________.

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People with diabetes are at increased risk for developing infections, due to weak immune system. Infections can develop and spread due to high levels of blood sugar.

Which one of the following is not a symptom of diabetes?

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Excessive thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger, dry mouth, increased urination, and fatigue are the symptom s of diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a host of complications.

When the body doesn’t respond to insulin as it should, this is called...

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Pancreas in people with type 2 diabetes produces enough insulin, but their bodies show resistance and doesn’t respond to insulin.

Type 2 diabetes can cause long-term damage to the.....

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Type 2 diabetes can cause damage to kidneys, eyes, and nerves as well as many other parts of the body.

________________ is a condition in which the kidneys are unable to conserve water.

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Diabetes insipidus is characterized by kidneys producing excessive dilute urine and fail to conserve water, resulting in increased thirst. Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that is different from diabetes mellitus.

Gestational diabetes starts...

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Gestational diabetes develops in women during pregnancy, but usually goes away after childbirth. It has usual diabetes symptoms and can increase the risk for complications of pregnancy if not controlled.

Obese people are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

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Obese people are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. They are higher risk because of excess fat in their bodies.

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