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Diabetes Prevention Program Overview

Health & Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone:  (214) 819-5115
E-mail:  chronic.disease@dallascounty.org


What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it.

Are you at risk for diabetes? Click here to find out.

Diabetes Symptoms

Type 2 Diabetes symptoms often take several years to develop. Some people don’t notice any symptoms at all. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Urinating often, usually at night
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight Loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling very tired
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands and feet
  • Delayed wound healing

Read more:  Diabetes Symptoms

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Other Resources

CDC Diabetes Basics
NIH Diabetes Overview
CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program