Frequent urination, abnormal thirst and extreme hunger are symptoms that are troubling, but not particularly frightening. Yet these are among the clues that you may have diabetes. MayoClinic.com says, “If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose (blood sugar) in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems.”

According to an article by Julie Steenhuysen at Reuters Health, it’s going to cost a lot of money to handle the expected upsurge in diabetes cases:

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5AQ0C220091127

The American Diabetes Association’s website at www.diabetes.org provides valuable information on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. You can explore statistics, discover diabetes myths and learn ways to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. There’s also a diabetes risk test you can take.  One can hope that the expected  increase in diabetes cases will not be as dramatic if more Americans pick up the pace when it comes to diet and exercise. Keeping a healthy weight can reduce your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes.

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