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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure. About 15 million women in the United States have diabetes, or about 1 in every 9 adult women. If you're a woman seeking an OB GYN to help guide you through pregnancy while you manage diabetes, seek out a board-certified physician. Learn more about board certification by clicking on "Why You're Wise to Choose Board-Certified" on this page.

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