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Statistics On Diabetes


* There are 29.1 million people in the U.S. that have diabetes, 21 million are diagnosed and it is estimated that there are another 8.1 million who have diabetes but don’t know it. It affects all ages, ethnic groups and socioeconomic groups.

* Michigan has a higher than average amount of diabetes and Muskegon an even higher average than Michigan.

* Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease. A person with diabetes is 2-4 times more likely to have heart disease or stroke. Other complications associated with diabetes are blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy (nerve damage) and amputations. Studies have shown that keeping your blood sugars in good control can lessen the severity, delay or stop complications from developing.

 

Diabetes is a serious, complex, chronic and age old disease.

There is no cure, but it can be controlled.

 

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