Why Diabetes Matters

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Diabetes can affect many major organs in your body, which can lead to an array of serious complications when left untreated. These medical problems include:

The good news is that diabetes is treatable and often preventable. If you have diabetes, you may be able to avoid or delay other health complications by:

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Living with Type 2 diabetes?

Get monthly science-based diabetes and heart-healthy tips in your inbox. Know Diabetes by Heart raises awareness that living with Type 2 diabetes increases risk for heart disease and stroke – and that people should talk with their doctor at their next appointment about ways to reduce risk.

Watch, Learn and Live

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