• Mayo Clinic Minute: The Facts on Type 2 Diabetes

Measuring blood sugar with a blood glucose meter for diabetesType 2 diabetes is a growing concern in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 22 million people have been diagnosed with it. If you develop Type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar is too high. The disease increases your risk of conditions such as blindness, amputations, heart failure and kidney failure. Mayo Clinic experts say proper treatment can help people with diabetes stay healthy.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to endocrinologist and diabetes researcher Dr. Adrian Vella about what you need to know about Type 2 diabetes.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:08) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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