Diagnosing Diabetes

Roughly twenty six million Americans have diabetes, and that number could double within the next twenty years.

There’s no sugar coating on reports that many people aren’t managing their disease well or getting proper care.

Diabetes can cause blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and much more. Doctors recommend screening for diabetes with a simple blood test if you are obese, have high blood pressure, or are fifty-five or over.

Many complications from diabetes can be prevented—but it’s up to you and your doctor. Keep tabs on your weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Plus get regular preventive exams.

The number of diabetics may be growing, but the problems from it don’t have to.

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