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Type 2 Diabetes Statistics And Facts

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Read on to learn some of the key facts and statistics about the people who have it and how to manage it. Risk factors Many risk factors for type 2 diabetes include lifestyle decisions that can be reduced or even cut out entirely with time and effort. Men are also at slightly higher risk of developing diabetes than women. This may be more associated with lifestyle factors, body weight, and where the weight is located (abdominally versus in the hip area) than with innate gender differences. Significant risk factors include: older age excess weight, particularly around the waist family history certain ethnicities physical inactivity poor diet Prevalence Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent but also largely preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults. The CDC also gives us the following information: In general Research suggests that 1 out of 3 adults has prediabetes. Of this group, 9 out of 10 don't know they have it. 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 8.1 million may be un Continue reading >>

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  1. mbritt

    Blurry vision and watery eyes

    Hello -
    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last March. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant in 2007 and it went away but now it's back. I'm on Metformin (2000mg/day). I have watery eyes and blurry vision (mainly on my left eye). My Opthalmologist said my everything looks normal. Does anyone else experience this symptom? Thanks.
    Mbritt

  2. pen101

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    Originally Posted by mbritt
    Hello -
    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last March. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant in 2007 and it went away but now it's back. I'm on Metformin (2000mg/day). I have watery eyes and blurry vision (mainly on my left eye). My Opthalmologist said my everything looks normal. Does anyone else experience this symptom? Thanks.
    Mbritt I am having the same problem...not sure if its the metforim tho....

  3. KarenBC

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    Originally Posted by pen101
    I am having the same problem...not sure if its the metforim tho.... I'm also having the same problem, and in the left eye too...but I'm not on metforim. Am taking Diovan & Amlodipine for blood pressure.
    Seeing the eye doc in early January - so hopefully he'll have some answers. At first I thought perhaps my mascara was to old, but have stopped wearing it altogether for over a month and the eye still gets weepy quite often.

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