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More than 700,000 New Yorkers have diabetes – and nearly a third don’t even know it

“Taking care of your heart through healthy lifestyle choices is making a difference, but Americans continue to die from a disease that can be prevented,” said Dr. Ann Albright, diabetes expert the Centers for Disease Control.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death and the top cause of adult blindness and non-injury-related foot amputations.

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled since 1980, primarily due to increases in Type 2 adult onset diabetes, which is linked to obesity, inactivity and aging.

The CDC estimates that 25.8 million Americans have diabetes.

via Study: People are living longer with diabetes – NY Daily News.

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