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When you have diabetes, the level of sugar in your blood is too high. In 2012, the number of people in the U.S. who had been told they had diabetes reached 21 million, and 8 million more people likely had it but didn't know.
The rate of diabetes is higher for African-Americans, Latinos and other minority groups.
Diabetes can hurt your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. It can also make it hard for wounds to heal. If it isn’t under control, it can lead to death. That’s why it is good to know about diabetes and get the right care. You can take the A1C blood test to tell if you have diabetes or are at risk.
Diabetes is linked to insulin, a hormone that helps move sugar to the body’s cells for energy.
Types of diabetes