Diabetes: What You Need to Know About “The Sugar”

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  • Warning Signs of Diabetes
  • Types of Diabetes
  • How Common Is It?
  • African-Americans and Diabetes
  • Diabetes’ Complications
  • What Causes Type II Diabetes?
  •  Treatment for Diabetes
  • Preventing the Disease
  • Diabetes: What You Need to Know About “The Sugar”
  • What Is Diabetes?

How Common Is It?

In general, diabetes affects almost 25.8 million Americans with 7 million unaware that they have it. The American Diabetes Association estimates that a whopping 79 million Americans have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. 

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