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[23 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. It is not contagious. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Diabetes is currently not curable, but it can be kept under control.