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Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

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Diabetes is considered a national health epidemic. There are more than 20 million people living in the U.S. who have diabetes and 5 million who don’t know they have it. Prevention and early detection are the keys to reducing the risk of being diagnosed with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This section was written to help you understand what diabetes is, what your risks are, symptoms to watch out for and what you need to know about how to help prevent it.

What is Diabetes?

We’ll tell you about Type 1 and Type 2, 
and how they affect your health.

What Is My Risk Of Getting Diabetes?

Use the Diabetes Risk Calculator
Tool to see if you have any risk factors.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetes?

Some diabetes symptoms are so mild they go unnoticed 
until it’s too late for early treatment.
We’re here to help ensure that doesn’t happen to you.

Are There Any Immediate Diet Changes
I Can Do Right Now To Reduce My Risk?

Yes. Learn how to replace
certain unhealthy foods, with healthy ones.

How Can I Reduce My Chances Of Getting Diabetes?

Read about the four actions you need to take.

Go to the Obesity Detection Page