Why Diabetes Matters

Updated:Jan 31,2013
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Diabetes can affect many major organs in your body, which can lead to an array of serious complications when left untreated. These medical problems include:

The good news is that diabetes is treatable and often preventable. Individuals with diabetes may avoid or delay other health complications by:


This content was last reviewed on 6/28/2012.

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