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Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin, Diabetes and Related Terms (Definitions)

Insulin, Diabetes and Related Terms (Definitions)

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus)

A disease in which the body is unable to regulate the glucose (sugar) in the blood. In the type I form of diabetes, the body is unable to produce insulin. In type II diabetes (about 90% of cases) the body is unable to use insulin properly or doesn't produce enough insulin to manage blood glucose levels.