More than 34 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 7 million of them don’t even know it!
As if those numbers weren’t staggering enough, another 88 million Americans have prediabetes, increasing their odds of developing the disease.
While some groups are more prone to diabetes than others, people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds can develop diabetes. And with that risk comes a slew of potential health problems. Complications related to diabetes can attack nearly any body function, including your heart, kidneys, nerves, and vision. Even your skin is at risk.
The good news is that while diabetes may be a life sentence, it’s not a death sentence. You can live a long, active, happy life despite your illness if you act responsibly and make healthy lifestyle choices. But where do you start? If you’re among the vast majority of Americans who use the internet when you have a question, then you start your quest for learning more about your health with a simple search on your favorite browser.
The internet can be a vast resource bubbling over with information on any given topic. Because there’s an overabundance of information available, it often makes it hard to know what information is right – and what’s wrong. This ePatient Guide, “Better Living With Diabetes,” offers a depth of detail in easy-to-use references – from general information about diabetes to treatment and care, from complications to special populations – it’s sure to be a useful tool to use as your guide for managing diabetes, assisting with conversations with your physicians, and living well!