About a third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.
Type 2 diabetes often does not have any symptoms.
Type 2 diabetes is the more common form. Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
If you are at risk, type 2diabetes can be prevented with moderate weight loss and 30 minutes of physical activity (such as brisk walking) each day.
5.A person with diabetes can have the same food as that which is recommended for people without diabetes but with a few changes in portion size and carb content.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
People with diabetes are at greater risk for heart disease than those without diabetes.
Good control of diabetes reduces the risk of developing complications and if complications have set in, it also prevents them from getting worse.
Bariatric surgery can reduce the symptoms of diabetes in obese people.