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Aging and Diabetes

by Kimberly Hays July 10th, 2013 | Aging Well, Health Observance
People with diabetes are often at higher risk of other chronic diseases. Almost 30% of Americans who are over 65 have diabetes, most of the time, Type 2 diabetes. Aside from these numbers, one out of every two people 65 or older has prediabetes. This means that their blood glucose levels are high, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes can lead to diabetes, most often Type 2, if the blood levels are not kept under control. Because there are so many people in this age group with these issues, our best defense is to take care
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