Are You 1 of the 7 Million Americans Who Don't Know They Have Diabetes?

Updated: Oct 1, 2018


Right now, you or one of your close friends or family members could have diabetes and simply not know it. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can evolve gradually over the course of several years, which means they’re easy to overlook.


The sooner you receive a diagnosis, the more likely you’ll be able to prevent the complications that can develop as a result of prolonged high blood sugar levels.

These complications include retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy.


If your ethnicity is Alaskan, Native American, African-American, or Hispanic, you have a significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


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