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Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is serious. It is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations and is a significant contributor to heart attacks and strokes. The complications of diabetes are worsened by tobacco use. There is no known cure for diabetes, but its complications can be delayed or prevented by good diabetes management or control. Studies show that controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol are key to maintaining good health. People with diabetes can manage their disease by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, and taking medicine as prescribed. People with diabetes should talk to their doctor about ways to manage their disease.

Last modified on: 6/4/2008 1:33 PM