What is Diabetes?

Diabetes means that your blood sugar (glucose) level is too high. Learn about the different types of diabetes and which groups of people are more likely to develop diabetes than others.

    • The Basics of Diabetes
      Visit this CDC website to learn about the symptoms of diabetes, the types of diabetes, and the risk factors of diabetes. Diabetes can cause serious health complications – know the basics.

    • What is Diabetes?
      Learn how diabetes affects the body through this animated video.
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    • CDC Infographic: A Snapshot of Diabetes in the United States
      This infographic describes the different types of diabetes, the costs of diabetes, and what can be done to prevent, delay, and manage diabetes.
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Page last reviewed: February 19, 2016