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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 18, 2013

Diabetes

Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar in the blood.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 27, 2012

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 18, 2013

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening problem that affects people with diabetes. It occurs when the body cannot use sugar (glucose) as a fuel source because there is no insulin or not enough insulin. Fat is used for fuel instead.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 7, 2013

Hardening of the arteries

Hardening of the arteries (also called atherosclerosis), is a common disorder. It occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries. These deposits form hard structures called plaques.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 14, 2013

High blood pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Hypertension is another term used to describe high blood pressure.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 23, 2012

Stroke

A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack."

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 28, 2013

Heart attack

Most heart attacks are caused by a blood clot that blocks one of the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries bring blood and oxygen to the heart. If the blood flow is blocked, the heart is starved of oxygen and heart cells die.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 1, 2013

Hypoglycemia

Low blood sugar is a condition that occurs when the body's blood sugar (glucose) is too low.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 31, 2013

Diabetes and kidney disease

Kidney disease or damage that occurs in people with diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. This condition is a complication of diabetes.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 28, 2013

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