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Diabetes - Minnesota Department of Health


Diabetes is a lifelong condition that affects how the body breaks down sugar. In time, it can contribute to other chronic conditions or lead to complications like chronic kidney disease, loss of vision or nerve damage.

Diabetes can be challenging, but there are support systems and resources to help people manage the disease.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable. Focusing on lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity, cutting back on unhealthy foods and losing weight can help reduce risk.

If you have diabetes and need help accessing insulin supplies, you can get help from the Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program. If you are a provider, pharmacist or pharmacy, find more information about insulin assistance.

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Updated Friday, 12-Aug-2022 14:52:20 CDT