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Protect Your Heart Against Diabetes
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Protect Your Heart Against Diabetes

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes

National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
And Office of Research on Minority Health

Contents

From Head to Toe, Keep Your Diabetes Under Control
Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Do You Have Diabetes?
Juan's Family Plan To Prevent Diabetes
Take Action!
My Heart Health Card
Play It Smart, Take Care of Your Heart
Resources

From Head to Toe, Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

Did you know that type 2 diabetes is a serious problem for Latino families?

  • It affects men, women, and children.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 adult Latinos has diabetes.
  • One in four Latinos ages 35 and older with diabetes also has heart disease.
Juan Luna

Juan Luna will show you how he and his family take action to prevent and control diabetes.

Juan says: "Type 2 diabetes runs in my family. My father and sister have diabetes. I need to know more about diabetes."

Juan Learns About Type 2 Diabetes

What is diabetes?

Diabetes results when the body does not make enough insulin or cannot use it well. This causes high levels of blood glucose (blood sugar) to build up in your blood. Diabetes is a serious disease.

Why is diabetes dangerous?

Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Over time, high blood glucose damages the body. Diabetes can lead to blindness, amputation, and kidney problems.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6355
June 2008



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