It has been speculated that diabetes is the most expensive disease in the world. As has been shared by the National Diabetes Economic Barometer study, diabetes which is undiagnosed, and diabetes itself, ended up costing the US over US$217 Billion in medical costs and lost productivity in 2007.
One of the most important things to remember about diabetes is that it is a preventable condition. A few lifestyle related changes can help keep it at bay. Also, people who are "pre-diabetic" need to be extra careful. Studies have revealed that within 10 years, most people who are pre-diabetic end up developing type-2 diabetes. When a person's blood sugar levels are always on the higher end of the limit, it means he/she is pre-diabetic.
Choosing to eat healthy, exercising regularly and controlling body fat are some of the best ways to ensure that diabetes is kept at bay. People who have already been diagnosed with the condition should also follow the routine to make sure that their blood sugar levels are under control.
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