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Insulin and Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when your pancreas does not make enough insulin, called Type I Diabetes Mellitus, or your body cannot use the insulin correctly, called Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that, among other jobs, lets you turn blood sugar into energy. To understand why the insulin hormone is so important for your health, consider what it does. The food you eat is changed into sugar, which is the fuel that runs your body. People without diabetes make insulin that “unlocks” the cells so sugar can move from the bloodstream into the cells to provide energy.

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