2. Diabetes

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses glucose—blood sugar. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are chronic diseases that require close management. Symptoms of unmanaged diabetes include extreme hunger, thirst, frequent urination, slow wound healing, blurred vision, and unexplained weight loss. Type 2 diabetes is often preventable with exercise and a healthy diet. Either type can develop at any time. Management of diabetes depends on the type; many individuals take a hormone injection to replace what the body is not sufficiently creating, but not always.

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