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Video: What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2. They're different conditions, but they’re both serious.

Video: Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. About 10% of people with diabetes have Type 1. 

Video: Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. About 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2.

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