Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
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Q:What is diabetes?
A:Diabetes mellitus, often referred to simply as diabetes, is a group of metabolic conditions characterized by elevated levels of blood sugar.
Q:Diabetes can be cured with diet, exercise, and medication. True or False?
Q:What are symptoms of diabetes?
A:Diabetes affects many different body systems and causes a number of symptoms, including excessive hunger and/or thirst, dry mouth, increased urination, tiredness, unexplained weight loss, headaches, and vision changes.
Q:Insulin is a natural hormone secreted by which organ or gland?
Q:People who are obese are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. True or False?
Q:Prediabetes is considered a reversible condition. True or False?
Q:Type 2 diabetes can cause long-term damage in what parts of the body?
A:Diabetes can cause damage to many different organs, including the nerves, blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys.
Q:What is gestational diabetes?
A:Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.
Q:People with diabetes are prone to infections. True or False?
A:Diabetes affects the way the body's immune system responds and can increase the odds of developing infections.
Q:With type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. True or False?
Q:When the body does not respond to the insulin it makes, what type of diabetes is it?
A:Type 2 diabetes.
Q:What is a condition in which the kidneys are unable to conserve water?
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