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What is the main cause of diabetes?

The exact cause of diabetes is a combination of factors, including genetic predisposition, unhealthy weight, and/or lack of physical exercise. Diabetes happens when either (1) the pancreas stops producing insulin or (2) the body becomes resistant to the insulin produced. Either situation causes high blood sugars in the body, and we don’t know exactly what causes these situations to happen. However, we know that getting proper nutrition, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight can help people avoid or manage diabetes.

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