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Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly use or store glucose (sugar). Sugar provides the energy for the body's cells. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps sugar get into the body's cells. In diabetes, either the body does not make enough insulin, or the insulin that is made cannot be used as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in the blood. How do you know you are at risk?