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Make people more aware

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects a wide variety of people and many of us know someone who is affected by this complex disorder. Learning to live with diabetes can be a difficult thing for anyone to do and gaining control can take some time. Denial, anger, and sadness are normal responses to any difficult diagnosis and to regain your emotional balance, acceptance is the key. The more you understand about diabetes, the better control you'll have over the disease and the better you'll feel about yourself. Since 99 percent of your time is spent outside a doctor’s office, you need to take personal control of your health.

1. More people need to know the signs