Diabetes in Children


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Diabetes in Children
Diabetes is a highly common disease characterized by the inability of sufferers to process insulin properly. Insulin is a pancreatic hormone responsible for shuttling glucose, the simple sugar into which the body breaks down consumed sugar, into cells. Therefore, if insulin is produced in insufficient quantities or is otherwise deficient, glucose remains in the bloodstream instead of being shuttled into cells.
Diabetes occurs in three major formats, two of which—Type I and Type II—can afflict children. Type I diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is most often diagnosed is children, and is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that assist in producing...
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