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How does lack of insulin harm people with diabetes?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
In our diabetic bodies, sugar piles up. The lack of insulin or the presence of lazy insulin (called insulin resistance) keeps the glucose from the cells where it is needed. As a result, the bloodstream becomes flooded with the sugar that can’t get into the cells, setting off a cascade of trouble.

High levels of sugar in your blood make it corrosive, turning the life-sustaining soup into a killing battery acid circulating throughout your body. This acidic blood can damage cells, tissue, and organs.
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