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Diabetes

Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

Anatomy of the Endocrine System

The endocrine system includes not only the pancreas—the organ involved in the development of diabetes—but also the pituitary, thyroid, and other glands.

Diagnosing Diabetes

If you're older than 45, you should be tested for diabetes. If you are younger, you should be tested if you are at high risk.