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Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to a number of complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations. Dr. Rita Kalyani of the Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism clarifies common misconceptions about diabetes.
Even with the best preventive practices, it is possible that a child or family member may contract the flu. If this happens, you can generally expect a week or so of fever and discomfort. Treatment generally consists of rest, fluids and fever reducers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
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