Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day

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Diabetes Complications in Blacks 

Blacks are almost 50 percent as likely to develop blindness resulting from diabetes as whites, as much as six times as likely to develop kidney disease and nearly three times as likely to suffer from lower-limb amputations. Additionally, diabetes can cause severe nerve damage in the hands and feet as well as increase the risk of heart disease or stroke. (Source: ADA)

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