Review

1. Distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

2. Why is insulin important?

3. Critical Thinking A friend asks, "Why should I worry? By the time I'm old, they'll have diabetes cured anyway." What is your opinion? Defend your answer.

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www.scilinks.org Topic: Diabetes Keyword: HM60400

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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