Contributors

Caroline Apovian, MD * Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Eirini Bathrellou, MSc * Department of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Harokopio University, Athens, Greece George L. Blackburn, PhD, MD * Division of Nutrition, Beth Israel Deaconess

Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Susann Bluher, MD * Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany and Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA Aoife Brennan, MD * Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Jean L. Chan, MD * Division ofEndocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Thomas Danne, MD * Diabetes Center for Children and Adolescents,

Childrens'Hospital at the Bult, Hannover, Germany Kristina Day, RD * Division of Surgery,, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Cara B. Ebbeling, PhD * Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School,

Boston, MA, USA Evaggelia Fappa, MSc * Department of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Harokopio University, Athens, Greece Jessica Fargnoli, BS * Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Frank B. Hu, PhD, MD * Department of Nutrition, Harvard School ofPublicHealth, Boston, MA, USA

Janice Jin Hwang, MD * Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Daniel B. Jones MD, MS * Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MIA,, USA

Iosif Kelesidis, MD * Division of Endocrinology,, Diabetes & Metabolism,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Theodore Kelesidis, MD * Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Yoon Kim, MD * Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel

Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Meropi Kontogianni, MD * Department of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Harokopio University Athens, Greece Olga Kordonouri, MD * Diabetes Center for Children and Adolescents,

Childrens'Hospital at the Bult, Hannover, Germany Lauren Kuhn, BS * Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc * Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA J. Peter Oettgen, MD * Division ofCardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess

Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Torsten Olbers, MD, PhD * Department of Surgery and Gastro Research,

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden Deanna Olenczuk, BS * Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Vivian M. Sanchez, MD * Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel

Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Despina Sanoudou, PhD * Division of Molecular Biology Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece Benjamin E. Schneider, MD * Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Sunali Shah, BS * Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Meir Stampfer, MD * Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Elizabeth Vafiadaki, PhD * Division of Molecular Biology Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece Walter Willett, MD * Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Alicja Wolk, DMSc * Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet,

Stockholm, Sweden Mary Yannakoulia, PhD * Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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