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Diabetes is also a significant cause of heart disease and stroke– adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates 2 to 4 times higher and risk of stroke that is 2 to 4 times greater than non-diabetic adults.

American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?referrer=https://www.google.com/. Published May 2008

Reference

Title
American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
Published May 2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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