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Women & Diabetes

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes and about half of those are women. Over 10 percent of all women aged 20 or older have diabetes, and the numbers are increasing.

This chronic condition—in which your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin properly to convert sugar to energy—can lead to serious health complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage and vision problems. The disease has further implications for women because it can affect their unborn children and increase the chances of miscarriage, birth defects and heart attack.

 

Learn about this disease and diabetes care available at North Kansas City Hospital.