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Types of Diabetes

Facts about the types of diabetes, the signs and symptoms

Get a better understanding of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes while uncovering the signs and symptoms.

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Signs and Symptoms

Causes of Diabetes: Genetics, Lifestyles, and Others

What Causes Diabetes?

Like many lifelong illnesses, diabetes does not have a single, universal cause. Much of the condition, whether type 1 or type 2, is attributed to a number of factors, such as age, ethnicity, and overall health. Although most causes are genetically tied, lifestyle habits and other qualities of...

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How Diabetes Education Can Save Your Life

In 2011, 25.8 million Americans have diabetes and 7 million more people are undiagnosed. In addition to the 25.6 million adults suffering from the disease, 215,000 people under 20 also have diabetes. With another 79 million people at risk for diabetes and childhood obesity on the rise [1], diabetes education has never been more...

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The Importance of Diabetes Statistics

The incidence of diabetes is increasing in the United States. In 2011, 25.8 million people suffer from the chronic disease, including 25.6 million adults and 215,000 young adults under the age of 20. In addition to those already diagnosed, 79 million Americans are at risk for diabetes.[1] Although these diabetes statistics are alarming, they reveal...

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Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes is a life-threatening disease that affects millions of Americans. However, recognizing the symptoms of diabetes may lead to an earlier diagnosis and reduce your risk for more serious health conditions. For those unfamiliar as to what are the symptoms of diabetes, the information below may provide some assistance.

Type 1...

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Signs of When to Test Blood Sugar

Learn when to test your blood sugar levels by recognizing the signs of high and low blood sugar

People with diabetes know they have to test their blood sugar regularly in order to keep their condition stable and insulin levels balanced. However, the frequency and timing of blood sugar...

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