Monday Health Minute | Published March 25, 2013

The Facts about Diabetes (American Diabetes Alert Day March 26)



  • Diabetes affects more than 20 million people in the U.S. 


  • 6 million of those with diabetes don’t know they have it until complications arise.


  • Symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst, weight loss, fatigue, irritability and blurred vision.


  • Risk factors include obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity.


  • Those with a family history of diabetes should get tested regularly.