Physical Characteristics

Has cylindrical and firm body divided into two regions: thorax and abdomen. The head is small and has no appendages or eyes. Has a rough proboscis that is usually visible. The thoracic region possesses 19 parapodia with chaetae, some of them bearing arborescent gills. Abdominal region is narrow and lacks chaetae and gills. Body segments are divided into five rings (annuli). Reaches between 4.7-7.8 in (120-200 mm) in length and varies in color from pink to dark pink, red, green, dark brown, or black.

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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