De Dw da dehs nye>s Diabetes Education Program
It is our goal to provide programs and services that empower community with the knowledge to minimize their risks for developing diabetes and it’s complications.
What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes the body to lose its ability to make or use insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops producing enough insulin. In Type 2 diabetes, the body either does not make enough insulin or does not properly use the insulin it makes.
Without insulin, the body can’t take glucose (a type of sugar produced from digested food) and convert it into energy. High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can lead to many long-term health problems, including a high risk of heart attack and stroke, kidney and eye damage, and serious skin or healing conditions.