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Causes of Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body is unable to break down glucose into energy. The reason for this differs for people with type 1 diabetes and those with type 2 diabetes.

However, the exact mechanisms for development of both diseases are still unknown.

The pancreas (a gland behind the stomach) produces insulin which helps control levels of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It moves glucose out of the blood and into cells, where it is used to produce energy.


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