Diabetes occurs when blood glucose (sugar) levels are raised due to problems producing or processing insulin. Diabetes may be genetic, pregnancy related or caused by obesity or illness and may be type 1 or type 2.
The information on this website was developed for the Public Health Diabetes Prevention and Management Initiative, a program of the Public Health Branch of the Department of Human Services Victoria.
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