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Is diabetes a serious illness?

Posted 01/18/13 |Asked by Sarah P.

Diabetes can be a very serious illness, if not controlled. Diabetes causes more deaths per year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke.

-Tanya Shelton, RN CDE

Certified Diabetes Educator, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital

Reference: Take Control! Diabetes Workbook, Diabetic Living.

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