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About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage. The results of such damage include impaired sensation or pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion of food in the stomach, carpal tunnel syndrome, erectile dysfunction, or other nerve problems.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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