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  1. often referred to simply as diabetes (Ancient Greek: "to pass through [urine]"), is a syndrome of disordered metabolism, usually due to a combination of hereditary and environmental causes, resulting in abnormally high blood sugar levels (hyperglycem

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  2. /məˈlaɪtəs/ or /ˈmɛlətəs

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  3. Blood glucose levels are controlled by the hormone insulin made in the beta cells of the pancreas

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  4. develops due to a diminished production of insulin (in type 1) and resistance to its effects (in type 2 and gestational)

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  5. Both lead to hyperglycemia, which largely causes the acute signs of diabetes: excessive urine production, resulting compensatory thirst and increased fluid intake, blurred vision, unexplained weight loss, lethargy, and changes in energy metabolism

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