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Older Adults

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.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in high blood sugar.