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Expert Video: What is type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes experts discuss type 2 diabetes, a lifelong condition in which there is an elevated level of sugar (glucose) in the blood caused by resistance of the body’s tissues to the action of the hormone insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the body becomes resistant to the insulin it makes and cannot use it the right way. As a result, sugar builds up in the blood instead of being used as fuel by the cells in our body.

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