Diagnosis of diabetes in today’s world does not mean you are doomed for a future of kidney failure, amputations, and a short life.
Treatments and technology available today can, with effort and persistence, help us live a long and healthy life. (Sadly, there are some countries that do not have access to these treatments and technologies.)
Long-term studies of people with diabetes show that keeping blood sugars in a healthy range can dramatically lower the risk of complications.
In fact, even a few years of better blood sugars has a protective effect that lasts for decades. On the flip side, years of uncontrolled diabetes increase the risk of kidney problems.
Did you know that people with diabetes account for 44% of the newly diagnosed cases of kidney failure each year?
Here's what you need to know . . .