Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. You can take steps to prevent diabetes or manage it.
As of 2014, 29.1 million people in the United States, or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. One in four people with diabetes don’t know they have the disease. An estimated 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older have prediabetes.
- A1C Test and Diabetes
- Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes
- Causes of Diabetes
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Delaying or Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetes and Foot Problems
- Diabetes and Kidney Disease
- Diabetes and Physical Activity
- Diabetes and Pregnancy
- Diabetes and Sexual and Urologic Problems
- Diabetes Diet and Eating
- Diabetes, Gum Disease, and Other Dental Problems
- Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke
- Diabetes in Children and Teens
- Diabetes in Older Adults
- Diabetes Medicines
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Diagnosis of Diabetes and Prediabetes
- Financial Help for Diabetes Care
- Gestational Diabetes
- Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia)
- Managing Diabetes
- Monogenic Forms of Diabetes: Neonatal Diabetes and MODY
- Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathies)
National Diabetes Education Program
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