Diabetes is a disease that affects 387 million people in the world, and this number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Approximately 46.3 percent of this population is undiagnosed. A diagnosis of diabetes is not a death sentence, but to remain in good health you must learn all you can about the disease and how to manage it. You need to take ownership of your diabetes and keep blood glucose within a target range that is good for you. Your health care provider can work with you to help you get to your target blood glucose range.
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