Type 2 diabetes touches many lives but is particularly prevalent among older, overweight, sedentary adults. Fortunately, this chronic disorder can often be managed through lifestyle changes in combination with medication and regular health checks. But left untreated or poorly managed, diabetes can cause numerous health problems.
One myth is that people with diabetes can't eat sweets. People with type 2 diabetes can eat sweets occasionally, if they eat a low-carb meal first.
How helping an older adult keep her diabetes under control can avoid 10 serious -- even life-threatening -- complications.
What is type 2 diabetes? Learn what it means and why it's such a serious disease.
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