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Living Well In Georgia:
Protecting the Eyes, Hearts, Kidneys and Feet of Georgians Living with Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

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Having diabetes or pre-diabetes (also known as borderline diabetes) increases your risk for developing heart disease or stroke. Diabetes is a serious disorder that affects the way our bodies use digested food for energy. Diabetes means that our blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are too high and results from problems with how insulin is produced, insulin action or both.

Although Type 2 Diabetes is most common, other types of diabetes are Type 1 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes. 

Type 1 Diabetes - the body does not make insulin. Insulin helps the body use glucose from food for energy. People with type 1 need to take insulin every day.

Type 2 Diabetes - the body does not make or use insulin well. Persons diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes often need to take pills or insulin to manage their condition.

Gestational diabetes - may occur when a woman is pregnant. Gestational diabetes raises a woman’s risk for developing another type of diabetes, mostly Type 2 Diabetes. 


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