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By Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - July 01, 2003
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Topic: Diabetics should receive statins, study says - by Dr. Safaa Mahmoud
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease caused by an inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. Such a deficiency results in increased concentrations of glucose in the blood, which in turn can damage many of the body's systems, in particular the blood vessels and nerves.
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