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People with diabetes are more likely to have oral health complications compared to those without diabetes.
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People who smoke are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while for people living with diabetes, smoking can increase the risk of complications.
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Diabetes advocate, Atul Yoke, taking his blood pressure.

Diabetes impacts more than 530 million people across the globe and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease — the leading cause of death in people with diabetes.
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IDF research underscores the urgent need for enhanced awareness and education about diabetes and its potential consequences.
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Diabetes-related eye conditions are common and can lead to vision loss, affecting a person's career, causing financial difficulties and interfering with daily diabetes management.
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