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Managing Diabetes as a Family

More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is important for a diabetic to understand this illness, because it can harm the eyes, heart or kidneys. Diabetics need to control their blood sugar levels and take any medicines their doctor prescribes. It’s also important for them to eat healthy and get lots of exercise–and the family can help!

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Sweet on sugar? Get control.

Americans consume too much added sugar! This can lead to health problems like weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. To live healthier, longer lives, most people need to move more and eat better. This includes getting fewer calories from added sugars.