Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn’t produce, or properly use, insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy required for daily life.
The cause of diabetes is still a mystery. Still, genetics and environmental factors, such as obesity and lack of exercise, seem to play a role.
Know the warning signs
Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms appear to be harmless. If you or a loved one experience any of the typical warning signs noted on the link below, check with your doctor.