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Worried about Diabetes?

Complications and risks of diabetes

As with any disease, diabetes is prone to risks. Learn more about diabetic feet, heart disease, neuropathy (plus more) and how you can prevent them.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: A Deadly Combination

With the Center for Disease Control reporting that 33.8% percent of adults and 17% of children are obese, there's little doubt that obesity is an epidemic. [1] Obesity is classified as having an abnormal and excessive amount of body fat. In 2010, it earned its status as the number one cause of preventable death. The...

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Diabetic Hypertension Can Lead to Life-Threatening Illnesses

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects the majority of diabetics. If left unmanaged, diabetes and hypertension can cause other serious health complications like stroke, heart disease or kidney failure. Since diabetics are more likely to develop these illnesses, having diabetes can significantly increase one's risk. Early detection followed by diet, exercise, and medication can help...

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease: Information and Prevention Tips

The kidneys are some of the most important organs in the body, unfortunately they are also among those most easily damaged by diabetes. The Mayo Clinic estimates that up to 40% of people with diabetes will eventually experience chronic diabetic kidney disease, also called diabetic nephropathy.

The strong relationship...

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How Mobility Scooters Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Diabetes may impair your ability to move around; however, mobility scooters can help you get to where you want to go. Scooters are a great solution for those who are unable to move around freely either indoors or outdoors. Since most scooters are designed to be driven like a bicycle, it's relatively easy to steer...

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How to Prevent Diabetes Complications

Diabetes can sometimes be a complicated condition that has no easy solution. In living with diabetes, you may experience other conditions that can affect different areas of your body, such as the eyes or your feet.

In many cases, the long-term complications of diabetes can be prevented if you...

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