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Heart Disease Risk Factor Infographic: Diabetes and Prediabetes

Heart Disease Risk Factor Infographic: Diabetes and Prediabetes.

Carbohydrates are a great source of energy for our bodies—but if you eat too many at one time, your blood glucose may get too high. If your blood glucose stays too high for too long, it can lead to serious health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Common symptoms of high blood glucose are feeling tired, being thirsty, and urinating frequently.

A 12 oz. can of regular soda has 40 grams of carbohydrates, the same amount in 10 teaspoons of sugar

10-15lbs: If you are overweight, modest weight loss and regular physical activity can reduce your risk of diabetes dramatically

An estimated 25.4 million Americans have diabetes. More than a third of those people have not been diagnosed.

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Last Updated: September 6, 2012

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