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Diabetes and Exercise


Diabetes is a disease in which levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are higher than normal. Glucose is produced by the body from the foods that you eat. Insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas (an organ located in your abdomen), takes the glucose from the bloodstream and carries it into your cells where it is used for energy. Diabetes occurs when glucose does not enter the cells and instead, builds up in the
bloodstream.

When glucose levels are too high, they can cause damage to the blood vessels, nerves and other organs in the body and can also shorten your life.

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Resource:
The Hormone Foundation

Dr. Lysette Iglesias M.D.

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