What is Diabetes?

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels, but it is the body's inability to produce and/or use insulin correctly that causes the disease. For more information about the disease visit Diabetes.org, and learn about the National Indian Health Board's Special Diabetes Program for Indians at NIHB.org.


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