10 FACTS ABOUT DIABETES

Did you know these 10 facts about diabetes?

1> About one third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.

 

2> Type 2 diabetes often does not have any symptoms.

 

3> Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.

 

4> If you are at risk, type 2 diabetes can be prevented with moderate weight loss (10?15 pounds) and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking) each day.

 

5> A meal plan for a person with diabetes isn?t very different than that which is recommended for people without diabetes.

 

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6> Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.

 

7> People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease than someone without diabetes.

 

8> Good control of diabetes significantly reduces the risk of developing complications and prevents complications from getting worse.

 

9> Bariatric surgery can reduce the symptoms of diabetes in obese people.

 

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10> Diabetes costs $174 billion annually, including $116 billion in direct medical expenses.