Causes of diabetes

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- Apr 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Hello,
What is the cause of diabetes please, is it when someone has too much sugar or not enough? Can someone please enlighten me about it?
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There are 2 different types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 - develops when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin. As a result the body is unable to produce insulin and this leads to increased blood glucose levels, which in turn can cause serious damage to all organ systems in the body

Type 2 - develops when the body does not produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level, or when the body is unable to effectively use the insulin that is being produced.
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