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Diabetes and Environmental Hazards

Diabetes and Environmental Hazards

How to Improve the Health of People with Diabetes by Reducing Exposure to Environmental Hazards

Diabetes is among the top ten leading causes of death in the U.S. for men and women age 65 years and older. Exposure to environmental contaminants, such as air pollution and extreme heat, can worsen the health of persons living with diabetes. This page offers information on steps you can take to reduce your exposure to these environmental hazards. For more detailed information, please see our series of easy-to-read facts sheets and brochures.

Limiting Contact with Environmental Hazards

DEH Percent of Population 65 Years and Older With Diabetes chart.


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