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Diabetes – Top Risk Factors

Diabetes – Top Risk Factors

Certain factors contribute to the development of diabetes. Heredity is a major factor. The fact that diabetes can be inherited has been known for centuries. However, the pattern of inheritance is not fully understood. Statistic indicates that those with a family history of the disease have a higher risk of developing diabetes than those without

What Is Diabetes, and How Do You Get It?

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 29 million Americans had diabetes in 2012. That number accounts for 9.3 percent of the population and reflects a 1 percent increase over the figure in 2010. The organization goes on to note that an estimated 8 million of those people had not been diagnosed. It’s important

Beyond the hype of hypoglycemia

A racing heart, headache, unclear thinking, and irritability could be signs that you have a low blood sugar level. Hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, is primarily a complication of diabetes. People with diabetes can experience hypoglycemia when they take too much insulin medication, don’t carefully time their eating, or increase exercise without increasing nutrition. Alcohol also

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