Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day

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What Causes Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease caused by a build-up of sugar in your blood. Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into your body's cells, but a person with diabetes doesn't make enough insulin or their body doesn't process it as efficiently as a healthy person. (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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