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Many New Yorkers Face Deadly Health Complications Due to Diabetes

More than 100,000 New York City adults are at high risk of heart attack, blindness, amputations, and other serious complications because of very poorly controlled diabetes, according to unprecedented survey data released in late January 2007 by the New York City Health Department. The new survey also shows that 12.5% of the City's adults have diabetes and that about one third of them - 207,000 people - do not know it.

To learn more about diabetes and what you can do to prevent the onset of diabetes or to control an existing condition, visit the links below:

Source: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Learn more about Diabetes
Read the Diabetes Health Bulletin (PDF)
Check out the Diabetes Fact Sheet
Learn about the NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey