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Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, heart attack, kidney failure, and amputations. Many people have no symptoms - they learn they have diabetes when they seek help for one of its complications. Diabetes kills more than 224,092 Americans each year - don't let it happen to you or those you care about.
Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. More than 20.8 million people in the United States have diabetes mellitus--a serious, lifelong condition. Each year, about 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes.