The American Diabetes Association

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Diabetes is
the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Complications of diabetes include cardiovascular diseases, such as
heart attack and stroke, retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney disease, skin conditions, gum disease, and others.
Health care costs and other costs associated with diabetes run more than $245 billion per year.
With the prevalence of this disease, you probably know someone, family or friend, who has diabetes, and may
know first-hand the impact of diabetes. To learn more, use the ADA Website, the National Institute of Diabetes
& Digestive & Kidney Diseases Website, eMedTV or a source of your own. The Websites are linked in the
Module. In this discussion thread discuss the issues and challenges a person faces in managing their diabetes.
Share something you learned about diabetes from resources you explored.

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