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Protect Your Heart Against Diabetes
Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes
National Institutes of Health
From Head to Toe, Keep Your Diabetes Under Control
Did you know that type 2 diabetes is a serious problem for Latino families?
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.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES