Diabetes

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Diabetes Facts

  • 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic limb amputations, and new cases of blindness in the Unites States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Unusual thirst and hunger
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Frequent infections
  • Non-healing wounds.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please be sure to tell your health care provider right away.

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Include

  • A family history of diabetes
  • A history of gestational diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Being overweight
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Ethnicity
  • Lack of physical exercise

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