8.5 Million People Don’t Know They Have DiabetesThe Diabetes Site
By Armen Hareyan for EmaxHealth.com
Symptoms of Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association estimates there are 17 million Americans with diabetes: nearly 6 percent of the U.S. population. More troubling is the fact that half of them don’t know they have it.
Diabetes is a terribly destructive disease. It silently destroys circulation to the heart, brain, kidneys, legs, eyes and skin, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. More than 60 percent of non-traumatic amputations are due to diabetes and it is the leading cause of blindness in the adults 20 to 74.