Are you at risk for different types of diabetes? According to the Center for Disease Control, it isn’t looking good. The average American has a 1-in-3 chance of developing prediabetes symptoms at some point in their life. (1) To make matters worse, an estimated 1-in-10 Americans already have some form of one of the types of diabetes. (1) Unfortunately, these numbers aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. The main types of diabetes are: Type 1 diabetes (autoimmune) Type 2 diabetes (diet-induced) Gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related) Diabetes can also be caused by complications from medications, surgery, and various illnesses. Roughly 90-95 percent of all diabetes cases are type 2. (2) Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is preventable and reversible with diet and exercise. But the stakes are high. Diabetes is a dangerous disease that can lead to amputations, blindness, and …
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