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diabetes care kit


Diabetes is a disease that involves blood glucose or blood sugar being too high. The pancreas is an organ in the body that regulates blood sugar by producing insulin. If the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (type I diabetes) or the body cannot effectively use insulin that is produced (type II diabetes), blood sugar can become too high. Diabetes may be managed with medications, injections, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Untreated diabetes can lead to damage of your heart, nerves, eyes, or kidneys.


Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst

  • Increased urination

  • Fatigue

  • Blurred vision

  • Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands

  • Sores that do not heal

  • Unexplained weight loss


Diabetes may occur without noticeable symptoms. Annual wellness exams typically include lab work/blood work that screens for high blood sugar.


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