Although philosophies about the treatment of diabetes and maintenance technology have improved in my more than 40 years, you should understand the very staggering statistics that now exist.

  • •      Over 20 million Americans have some form of diabetes (most of them Type 2 diabetes) and 60 million Americans are now considered pre-diabetic. (5 million people have diabetes and don’t even know it!)
  • •      Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS & Breast Cancer combined.
  • •      Diabetes is the #1 cause of new blindness in adults ages 20 to 74
  • •      Diabetes doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also the leading cause of kidney failure, and responsible for more than 60% of all non-traumatic lower limb amputations.

 

Regular checkups with your doctor can identify and perhaps diagnose a condition known as Pre Diabetes and allow you to prevent a diabetes diagnosis.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, careful and committed management of the condition is necessary to reduce your chances of long term complications such as kidney disease, blindness, amputation, heart attack, stroke and other disorders.

Symptoms of diabetes include constant thirst and frequent urination, headaches, dizziness and weight loss. If you’re not sure whether you have diabetes but have some or one of the symptoms, see your doctor and get tested.

 

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