Diabetes is a Serious Disease – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Complications from diabetes are a major concern for the nearly 24 million Americans who have the disease. Dr. Griffin Rodgers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases explains the impact.
Rodgers: There are 200 non-traumatic amputations that occur because of diabetes every 24 hours. There are 128 patients who end up with end-stage kidney disease, requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. Fifty people will go blind every day because of diabetes, and there are more than 800 cases of individuals who die, the sole reason being diabetes every day.
Narrator: For diabetes details, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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