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Learn About Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease. When you have diabetes, there is too much sugar or glucose in your blood.
You may be at risk for diabetes if you are overweight or exercise less than 3 times a week.
You can do a lot to prevent diabetes.
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If you are at risk for diabetes, or if diabetes runs in your family, talk to a doctor about ways to stay healthy.

  • What should I eat and how active should I be to stay healthy?
  • If I’m overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to improve my health?
  • What are my blood pressure numbers and cholesterol levels? What should they be?
  • Do I have pre-diabetes or another condition that increases my risk of diabetes?
  • Are there any warning signs or symptoms I should look out for?

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