10 Hidden Facts about Diabetes

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1. About a third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.

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2. Type 2 diabetes often does not have any symptoms.

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3. Type 2 diabetes is the more common form. Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.

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4. If you are at risk, type 2 diabetes can be prevented with moderate weight loss and 30 minutes of physical activity (such as brisk walking) each day.

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5. A person with diabetes can have the same food as that which is recommended for people without diabetes but with a few changes in portion size and carb content.

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6. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

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7. People with diabetes are at greater risk for heart disease than those without diabetes.

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8. Good control of diabetes reduces the risk of developing complications and if complications have set in, it also prevents them from getting worse.

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9. Bariatric surgery can reduce the symptoms of diabetes in obese people.

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10. Diabetes is expensive to treat. So prevent it. Change your life style.