Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels. While it can be managed with proper treatment and lifestyle changes, it can be a serious and potentially dangerous condition if left uncontrolled. The specific risks and complications associated with diabetes can vary depending on factors such as the type of diabetes, the individual’s overall health, and how well the condition is managed.
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More than 37 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it. A study has found that people with type 2 diabetes were at higher risk of developing 57 health conditions than non-diabetics.