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Currently, 29.1 million people (almost 10% of the US) have diabetes, according to the Center of Disease Control. Diabetes is a disease that attacks the pancreas, inhibiting the management of normal blood glucose levels in the body. Diabetics face several risk factors if they do not carefully manage their blood glucose levels. Some of these risks include kidney failure, increased risks for cardiac diseases and heart attacks, impaired eyesight, and nerve damage. Additionally, the emotional weight of this disease can be unbearable at times. If you have, or know someone with diabetes, support the American Diabetes Association today to help find a cure for this terrible disease. Participate in diabetes walks, ride your bike in the Tour de Cure, make donations, or simply tweet #stopdiabetes to spread awareness in your local community.
One day, we will live in a world without diabetes.