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Let's Talk Diabetes

Let's Talk Diabetes

DIABETES MELLITUS IS A LIFELONG CONDITION CAUSED BY A LACK, OR INSUFFICIENCY OF INSULIN. Insulin is a hormone — a substance of vital importance that is made by your pancreas. Insulin acts like a key to open the doors into your cells, letting sugar (glucose) in. In diabetes, the pancreas makes too little insulin to enable all the sugar in your blood to get into your muscle and other cells to produce energy. If sugar can’t get into the cells to be used, it builds up in the bloodstream. Therefore, diabetes is characterised by high blood sugar levels. Excess sugar is also excreted in the urine.


Created by:  Tallaght Medical Practice

Publication date:   9/16/15
 
 

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TLC-DOC is a service provided by local GPs, with the support of the HSE, and located in Tallaght Cross west across from Aldi Tallaght Rd, Cookstown, Dublin. Local GPs have formed a cooperative to provide out-of-hours care for their own patients. This service will provide GP appointments for urgent medical conditions on weekday evenings and weekends. 1890 20 22 24 Please do not ring this number before 6.00 pm Monday - Friday, or 10.00 Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays.

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