Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar levels are above normal.The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help sugar get into the cells of our bodies.When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should.This causes sugar to build up in your blood.
Diabetes can lead to serious health problems and premature death, but people with diabetes, working together with their health care provider can learn to manage the disease.
The Chronic Disease Program created a Diabetes booklet to help you understand diabetes.
Decrease Your Risk
Take the first step by finding out if you are at risk for Pre-Diabetes, a condition that increases your risk for type 2 diabetes:
Take the Diabetes Risk Test and Share the link with friends and family to help promote healthy and active lifestyles and ending the spread of Diabetes in our community.