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People with Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex and costly disease that affects 1.15 million Michigan adults and 188,000 of them don't know they have it. The Diabetes and Kidney Unit at MDHHS is working to provide resources and support programs for people living with diabetes.

Diabetes Kickstart

Ready to learn the basics of managing diabetes?

Did you know that people who receive diabetes education have a lower hemoglobin A1C? They also have a lower risk of diabetes-related health complications and depression. Diabetes education saves you time, saves you money, and enhances your quality of life.

Watch 7 animated videos showing show you the self-care steps you need to get started managing diabetes. Watch them in any order—they all include tips and strategies you can use right now.

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