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According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 9 percent of the U.S. population had diabetes in 2015, and it’s the country’s seventh-leading cause of death.
If you have diabetes, you might encounter the effects of complications as you move into the latter part of your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of adults age 65 and older have prediabetes and 25 percent have diabetes.
Oftentimes in a diabetic person's life, he or she may need the help of a loved one. A diabetic person encounters many stages in life. Sure, it can be difficult at times, but the more prepared you are, the better you can handle the situation.
Between school, football, farming and living the life of a high school senior, Jack Gadient manages Type I diabetes, which he was diagnosed with when he was 7.
It can come as a shock to be diagnosed with a long-term illness. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless, but it’s important to know how to manage those feelings and learn how to cope with the daily stress of living with Type 2 diabetes.
Colin Minehart, a 61-year-old resident of Albert Lea, Minnesota, was determined to improve his health. He listened to what his doctors told him. But, for some reason, he found it hard to follow their advice.
Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.
If current trends continue, as many as one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050. That projection is staggering, but it doesn't necessarily have to come true. Almost 30 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes, and there are several forms of the disease.
Has life got you tired much of the time? Read how a simple diabetes test, some lifestyle changes and support from others turned that around for one woman in Barron, Wisconsin.
Pam Horlitz was in a place that’s familiar to many of us. She was tired and stressed. There were a few too many pounds on the scale. Many of us stay in that place. Horlitz, herself, had stayed there for years. But, two years ago, she decided to change, and she knew she needed help to do it.
Eau Claire resident Ron Jannicke admits he’s flirted with diabetes and elevated A1-C counts over the past decade or so. That changed recently, after Jannicke, 70, was prescribed prednisone. He suddenly went from edging toward diabetes to an official diagnosis.
Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how our bodies use glucose (blood sugar). Having diabetes means you have too much glucose in your blood, and that can lead to serious health problems.
The Centers for Disease Control reports over 29 million people, fewer than 10 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes. It’s also estimated that of those, 8.1 million people are undiagnosed.