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Almost 27% of U.S. adults 65+ have diabetes.1
That’s 10.9 million people.
Thanks to advances in medical science, many people with diabetes can enjoy improved quality of life by taking steps to manage their blood sugar levels.
American Diabetes Association provides these simple precautions:
Many of the steps that doctors recommend to help manage diabetes — exercising, not smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink — are similar for anyone trying to lead a healthier life, and the benefits are the same.
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Source: 1. American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Statistics. Accessed 15 November 2012.