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Unformatted text preview: times higher than rates in the United States and 400 times that of people living in Venezuela. Treatment for type I diabetes is a lifelong commitment to taking insulin, exercising regularly and maintaining blood sugar. There is currently no known way to prevent the disease. Type II: Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus Usually after age 45 Type II diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose) Your body either resists the effects of insulin a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Weight, fat distribution, inactivity, family history, race, age, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes are all risk factors for noninsulin Treatment for type II diabetes requires a lifelong commitment to blood sugar monitoring, healthy eating, regular exercise, and diabetes medication or insulin therapy. HCA/240...
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