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Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes

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Millions of American adults don’t know they’re at a higher risk for developing diabetes. YOU CAN’T FIGHT an enemy if you don’t know it exists. That’s often the case when it comes to prediabetes. The condition affects more than 84 million Americans but most don’t know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

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Protect Your Skin From Diabetes-Related Complications

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WHEN BLOOD GLUCOSE levels rise too high, the immune system has a harder time fighting infections. That’s why people with diabetes are more likely to develop skin infections following surgery or a minor injury. Non-healing wounds can develop anywhere on the body, but people with diabetes most commonly notice them on their feet. Why? Diabetes can …

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Managing Diabetes Today and in the Future

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SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS are essential to staying well and slowing the progress of diabetes. Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes Learn all you can. Diabetes is a life-long diagnosis for most people. Manage your emotions. Being diagnosed can trigger feelings of guilt, stress, or panic. Build a support system. Your doctors, loved ones, and counselors can help. Make gradual …

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