5th Edition by
Michael I. Gurr
St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
John L. Harwood
School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff and
Keith N. Frayn
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...