Although more than 30.3 million Americans are currently living with diabetes, there can still be a stigma around receiving a diagnosis. While lifestyle plays a factor, there’s a strong genetic component to diabetes, as well. The important thing to focus on is how to manage your diabetes without letting it further impact your health and quality of life.

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Washington Hospital Healthcare System and ABC 7 San Francisco have partnered to present Bay Area Healthier Together, a new health advocacy and education program dedicated to building a stronger, smarter and healthier community across the Bay Area.