The 'Diabetical'

September 24, 2014 8:01 PM

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The 'Diabetical'

I have loved the term "diabetical" since the matriarch of Tyler Perry's Madea movie franchise first coined the phrase. The term masterfully highlights the diabolical nature of the disease, which has now become a worldwide public health crisis.

So what is diabetes? According to the CDC, diabetes reflects a condition where the body doesn't process food properly. Consumed food is turned into sugar -- our body's prime energy source. The pancreas, an organ in the abdomen, produces the hormone insulin, which assists the body in utilizing sugar ...

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