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Health Complications of Diabetes

Health Complications of Diabetes

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According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 30 million people worldwide had diabetes in 1985; the global prevalence of the disease will rise to 380 million by 2030. Diabetes accounts for nearly 4 million deaths each year. That means nearly 11,000 people die every day (1 every 10 seconds) of diabetes or its complications. These statistics represent conservative estimates because up to half of the people who have the condition don’t even know that they are affected. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus includes several different conditions that cause high blood sugar or hyperglycemia. Blood sugar is a measure of the concentration of glucose in your bloodstream. When you eat carbohydrates (starch and sugar), they break down during digestion into glucose which en...