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In the body, food is broken down into sugar (glucose) and travels through the bloodstream. In a normal patient, the pancreas will release insulin in response to the in increase in glucose to reduce blood sugar levels and allow glucose to enter the body’s cells, thus providing them with the energy needed to function. Patients with type-2 diabetes however, cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin well enough. As a result, glucose cannot enter the body’s cells and instead builds up in the blood, causing a spike in blood sugar levels. High levels of sugar in the blood can result in a number of serious health problems, including organ damage, cardiac arrest, or even death.