Prognosis and Outlook for Diabetes

Prognosis for Diabetes

Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy.

Source: NIDDK (NIH)1

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Diabetes is serious.

You may have heard people say they have "a touch of diabetes" or "your sugar is a little high." These words suggest that diabetes is not a serious disease. That is not correct. Diabetes is serious, but you can learn to manage it!

Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)2

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People with diabetes have seen greater success in managing the complications of their disease. Between 1997 and 2006, death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIH researchers.

Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)3

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  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ diabetes/ overview/ what-is-diabetes
  2. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): magazine/ issues/ fall14/ articles/ fall14pg14.html
  3. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): magazine/ issues/ fall12/ articles/ fall12pg12.html

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