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


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