Gayle Reiber

Urban Rosenqvist

Regional Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA, Northern Ireland, UK

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Veterans Hospital, 1215 Fuller Road 111A, 7E Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

Division of Diabetes Translation, Mailstop K-10, 477 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, USA

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 3914 E Taubman Center, Box 0364, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0364, USA

Department of Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry, Box 157, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Diabetes and Lipid Research, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Eastern Region Public Health Observatory, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Department of Health Services and Epidemiology, Univeristy of Washington, VA Research Career Scientist, VA Fuget Sound Health Care System (152), 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

Department of Public Health Uppsala Science Park, S-751 853, Uppsala, Sweden

Debra Roter

Ken Shaw David Simmons Zachary Simmons Jay S. Skyler

George Taylor

Jaakko Tuomilehto

Nicholas J. Wareham

Nicole Wedick Rhys Williams

Deborah Wingard

Department of Health Policy and Management, John Hopkins School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Rm 750, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK

Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, Snepparton 3632, PO Box 6500, Victoria, Australia

Division of Neurology, Penn State College of Medicine, M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Miami, Chairman, NIDDK Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, 1450 NW 10th Avenue - Suite 3061, Miami, Florida 33136, USA

Department of Cardiology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, The University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N University, Ann Arbor, MI 481091078, USA

Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0607, USA

Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, 71-75 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9PL, UK

Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0607, USA

John Wright

Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford BD9 6RJ, UK

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care. Edited by R. Williams, W. Herman, A.-L. Kinmonth and N. J. Wareham Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

ISBN: 0-471-98876-6

Part I

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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