Diabetes Mellitus Overview
Diabetes mellitus is one the greatest health epidemics of our time, affecting nearly 1 out of every 10 adults in the United States. The consequences of diabetes are serious. Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, or blindness. But even with the dramatic impact of this disease, most people know relatively little about it.
This guide will provide you with an overview of diabetes using the most up-to-date research. We will cover all the important topics, including:
- Diabetes risk factors and prevention techniques
- The signs and symptoms of diabetes
- And how diabetes is treated
As a bonus, we have included a diabetes risk calculator that will help you identify your risk profile for developing diabetes. Also, because a healthy diet is so important for preventing and managing diabetes, be sure to visit our section featuring diabetes recipes that are recommended by the National Institute of Health.
On to the next page, we will go over what it actually means to have diabetes.