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Diabetes can affect almost every part of your body. Managing your blood glucose can help prevent many other health problems that can occur when you have the disease. Common diabetes problems include
Other Types of Diabetes
Pregnancy & Diabetes
Diabetes & Tobacco
Smoking and tobacco products can make diabetes problems worse, especially heart disease and foot problems.
If you smoke, stop. Ask for help so you don’t have to do it alone. Quitting smoking will improve your health.
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