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Diagnosing Diabetes in Older Adults: Diabetes (4 of 6)

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of diabetes, or have some risk factors, your doctor may choose to test and monitor you for diabetes or prediabetes, which is the precursor to type-2 diabetes.

If your doctor confirms you have diabetes, you may experience many different emotions and stress. According to the American Diabetes Association, how you perceive this diagnosis will greatly affect how successful your diabetes is managed. When it comes to diabetes, your treatment plan starts with being mentally prepared. You can then go forward with the confidence you need to successfully manage your diabetes.

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