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The Ultimate Guide To Living With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects your body's ability to produce and use insulin. When you have diabetes, your body doesn't produce enough of the hormone insulin or its cells don't respond to the insulin that's produced, so glucose (sugar) builds up in your blood instead of entering the cells. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications: heart disease; stroke; kidney failure; high blood pressure; blindness; amputations due to infections in the extremities caused by nerve damage (neuropathy); and erectile dysfunction among men.

Learn to manage stress.

Learning to manage stress is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. If you have diabetes, stress can lead to high blood glucose levels and even a low blood sugar attack.

To help you better understand why it's so important to manage your stress levels,