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According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million Americans, or about 10% of the population, has diabetes. 88 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes is a serious life-long condition and can cause many complications, including kidney damage, eye issues like glaucoma or blindness, and heart complications.
Controlling your blood sugar can help. The best way to do this is through self-monitoring of blood glucose levels, eating a healthy diet, exercising, and working with your health care providers on proactive self-care.
More information can be found at diabetes.org.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.