Also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, learn the symptoms, how to manage the disease, and the vital role diet and exercise play in treating it.
More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. That is about 1 in every 10 people. Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Over time, having high blood sugar can cause serious health problems. You can prevent or delay these problems by eating healthy meals, being physically active, monitoring your blood sugar, and taking the medicine your doctor prescribes. Although there is no cure, millions of people with diabetes enjoy long, full lives, and you can, too.
What We Do
All ages of people can develop Type 2 diabetes. The good news? You can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes.
Obesity is one of the main causes of childhood diabetes. Parents can help prevent or delay diabetes in children through a few important changes.
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