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Four lifesaving strategies for diabetes patients

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USA Weekend

Diabetes more than doubles your risk of heart disease and stroke. It's also the leading cause of kidney failure, non-injury-related foot and leg amputations and new cases of blindness. But being diagnosed doesn't mean you're destined for such serious health problems; in fact, a new government study reports a dramatic drop in the rate of diabetes-linked amputations in adults, and researchers attribute the improvement to better management of diabetes and risk factors. Here are strategies to help prevent or delay complications:

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