Diabetes

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that is cultural (the way you eat can help develop) and genetic (you can inherit the traits to have). People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age.

9.3% of the US population have diabetes. 27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.

People suffering from overweight and high levels of glucose are more likely to get diabetes.

The chance of developing type 1 diabetes by age 70 years is 1 in 100 (1 percent), The chances of getting type 2 diabetes are at 1 in 9 (11 percent).

Ways to avoid diabetes:

control your weight, exercise, eat healthy, medicine, and stay educated about diabetes

Citations:

"American Diabetes Association." American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 08Apr. 2015.

"Cities Can Learn Lessons about Diabetes from Rural Areas - Harvard Health Blog." Harvard Health Blog RSS. N.p., 19 June 2013. Web. 08 Apr. 2015. <http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cities-can-learn-lessons-about-diabetes-from-rural-areas-201306196405>.

"Simple Steps to Preventing Diabetes." The Nutrition Source. Harvard, n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2015. <http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/preventing-diabetes-full-story/>.

"Weight Management- Diabetes II." Ped203health3 -. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2015. <http://ped203health3.wikispaces.com/Weight+Management-+Diabetes+II?responseToken=095ccf2de70305a38f61569c2ef14a3bc>.

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