Diabetes: it’s a disease that affects one in four people over the age of 65 in the U.S. – a no laughing matter. Over half of Americans over 65 have prediabetes and are at great risk of developing the disease.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes affects the way the body handles glucose, which is a type of sugar, in the bloodstream. Your body turns glucose into energy with the aid of insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas.
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