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Lourdes Hospital Holds Education Fair on Diabetes

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According to the Centers for Disease Control more than 29 million people have diabetes and one in four of them don't know it, Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton held an education fair to help inform people about new medications, insulins and some of the most recent advances in technology.

Some of the symptoms of diabetes include blurry vision, numbness in the hands or feet, frequent urination and being very thirsty.

Doing things such as watching your weight, eating healthy, and being physically active can help fend off the disease.

Sheryl Dalton the Program Director of the Diabetes Center said, "Diabetes is one of those diseases that you often are able to manage it on your own, but we want to make sure that people don't end up with co-morbidities that can often times come along with diabetes."

Problems often related with diabetes include heart disease, kidney problems, nerve damage, foot problems, and even blindness.

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