Diabetes Dictionary

This quick reference is your comprehensive lookup of diabetes terms and their meanings.

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Thyroid -  A large gland located at the base of the neck that releases an important hormone for the control of normal growth and development in children, and maintenance of normal metabolism in adults.
Type 1 diabetes -  Also known as insulin dependent diabetes, occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin. Requires daily insulin injections for survival.
Type 2 diabetes -  Also known as non- insulin dependent diabetes, occurs when there is either insufficient insulin or the insulin produced does not work effectively.
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