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12 Facts About Diabetes

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12 Facts About Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, but a quarter of them don’t know it.

While diabetes can be managed with insulin and with lifestyle changes, there is still much to be learned about the condition. For instance, while the cause of type 2 diabetes is widely known, medical researchers are not sure about the cause of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease. Additionally, research has shown that racial minority groups in the U.S. have a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes when compared to white Americans. There are even more surprising facts and findings over at Mental Floss.