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    Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism -- the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

    Symptoms

    The warning signs of diabetes can be so mild that you don't notice them. That's especially true of type 2 diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks. 

    Causes & Risk Factors

    One of every four people with diabetes doesn't know they have it. See if your risk of having the disease is high.

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