Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. And millions more have diabetes but don't know it, the CDC says. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. See how much you know about this long-term disease by taking this quiz.
People with diabetes most often have type 1 or type 2. You are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes if you:
You are also at risk if you have prediabetes or had gestational diabetes. You are also at risk if you are of a certain ethnic background. This type of diabetes was once seen just in adults. Today more children and teens are being diagnosed with it.
As healthcare costs increase, and health insurance reimbursements decrease, know you'll spend $5,000 more a year for healthcare than healthy people if you have diabetes.
Don’t wait for chest pain. Heart attack symptoms when you have diabetes are more likely to include fatigue and trouble breathing. Learn which signs to watch for.