Diabetes is an epidemic in our society and is expected to continue growing over the coming decades.   Diabetes, which is a disease related to high blood sugar, can lead to serious complications if not managed.  Learning about the condition, monitoring blood glucose, and having a healthy diet and activity level are key to keeping diabetes under control.  Diabetes specialists include endocrinologists, as well as diabetes educators.

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