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MMWR: National Diabetes Month — November 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments)

November is National Diabetes Month. Approximately 114 million U.S. persons are living with diabetes (30 million) or prediabetes (84 million) (1). Persons with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke (1). Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes (e.g., weight loss, healthy eating, and increased physical activity) (1,2). Persons with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and prevent complications (1,3). This issue of MMWR includes a report on diabetes-related kidney failure.

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