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Were you looking for information about Diabetes? Diabites is a common misspelling of diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body cannot properly convert food into energy. People of any age can develop it. The condition is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. In 2002, diabetes cost the United States $132 billion. Among the people who are at an increased risk of developing the condition are those with a family history of diabetes, older people, overweight and sedentary people, and African Americans.
A few symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, nausea, and excessive thirst. Over time, the high blood glucose levels caused by this condition can lead to several health problems and complications. Some of the complications that can result include problems with the heart, skin, teeth, feet, kidneys, and blood vessels. Effectively managing this illness is critical to help minimize the risks of future complications.
There are several treatment options available, including medications such as insulin injections and prescription pills. However, lifestyle changes may be enough to keep blood sugar in a healthy range. These options include eating a healthier diet, controlling weight, and exercising regularly.
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