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Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar level. There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, also referred to as juvenile diabetes, usually begins during childhood or adolescence. It is caused by autoimmune damage of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas which are no longer able to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes usually affects elderly people. It results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells do no longer respond to the insulin that is produced.

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