Learn About Diabetes
a chronic disease affecting more than six percent
of the U.S. population or 21 million Americans.
Another 53 million people have pre-diabetes and
are at risk of developing the disease. Diabetes
is linked to heart and kidney disease, strokes
and other serious health problems.
Although there is no cure for diabetes, it can
be controlled. People of all ages live healthy
lifestyles by understanding the disease and balancing
education, medication, diet, blood glucose monitoring,
exercise and activity.
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For more information, watch
a Penn Vital Signs episode about diabetes.