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    About Diabetes

    The level of the sugar in the blood

    ​Diabetes is a life-lon​g disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, which is a kind of sugar, in your blood. There are several types of ​diabetes, the most common being type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

    Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than​ normal, but not high enough to be diabetes.

    Diabetes and Prediabetes are serious conditions that can lead to complications including heart disease and stroke, vision loss, amput​ations, and kidney disease.

    In Maryland, 10.2% or 467,041 adults have diabetes. Among those without diabetes, 10.5%, or 408,157 adults have been told they have prediabetes. According to the CDC, 9 of 10 people don’t know they have prediabetes.​

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