Abstract: This handout offers basic facts about diabetes mellitus, including what controls blood glucose level, what causes blood sugar to rise out of control, the main types (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, secondary diabetes and gestational diabetes), who is at risk, how to lower the risk, and what can happen if diabetes is not controlled.
The health education materials accessed through this site are not intended
to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your doctor or other health care provider with any
questions you may have about a medical condition.
If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately.
Top | Back | UW Medicine | UWMC | Main | Admin | Contact Us
UWMC Health Online ver. 4.2.0
Please see the "Who To Contact" page for list of people to contact with problems or questions with this site.
Copyright © 1998 - 2017 University of Washington. All rights reserved. Please honor our copyrights and disclaimer.
Last reviewed: 1/28/2004. Last updated: 1/28/2004.