Diabetes is a common chronic disease in the United States. This podcast discusses type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Created: 3/17/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/17/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes is a common chronic disease in the United States. Type 1 diabetes requires insulin to control it and cannot be prevented. Most cases in adults are type 2. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through behavior or lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity.
Eighty six million adults have prediabetes, but only 10 percent know they have it. Prediabetes places them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Make an appointment with your health care provider to learn if you’re at risk for diabetes.
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