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Reduce the Risk of Complications from Diabetes

Proper treatment and recommended lifestyle changes can prevent and/or delay the onset of serious complications from diabetes.  The UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence care team includes specialists who can help you recognize symptoms and begin treating complications as soon as they arrive.

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to health complications including: Heart Disease & StrokeHypoglycemia, Neuropathy (nerve damage)Kidney DiseaseEye Disease, Foot Problems and more. 


More than 30 million people are living with diabetes in the United States. 
86 million other Americans are living with prediabetes, which when not treated, can lead to type 2 diabetes.. 

In Worcester County (Massachusetts) alone, an estimated 75,000 people (more than 11% of the population) people are currently living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

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