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Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Get tips and insights from health-care professionals and people with diabetes, share your comments, and ask questions. Last updated August 1, 2014.
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The body’s protective response to infection and injury. When a sentinel white blood cell detects a foreign substance in the body, it sends out chemicals that make nearby blood vessels dilate (widen) and become more permeable. The widened blood vessels bring more blood and heat to the area, while the increased leakiness of the vessels allows fluid and other infection-fighting white blood cells into the area...