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In Philadelphia, researchers who began tracking race data on Type 1 diabetes found a troubling statistic: Between 1985 and 2009, Type 1 diabetes shot up 220% among black children under age 5.
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Families such as the Stewarts rely on a health care system that is overwhelmingly white and has historically treated patients of color poorly.
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Philadelphia families grapple with a medical mystery: Why is this chronic condition rising so quickly in children of color?
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Since he lost his housing and began living on the streets in 2010, Theo Henderson has found it challenging to manage his Type 2 diabetes. Having so little control over his environment, it’s extremely difficult to follow any sort of routine, which is something diabetes patients say is key in helping
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Data shows children in Merced County are three times more likely to be obese than the average California kid.
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No one in Venancio Martinez’s family had ever had the disease. He remembers feeling relatively good in its early stages and did not feel the need to go to the doctor to check himself regularly.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Susana Castro’s arms are deformed, bruised and mangled. At 67-year-old native of Mexico City has suffered from diabetes since she was 40. She now requires three hours of dialysis treatment every third day, or else she will die.
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Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus traveled to the Navajo Nation recently to examine how a lack of access to water in many homes influences beverage choices and what might be done to increase water consumption among young people.
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Chronic illnesses, particularly diabetes, are a longstanding public health concern in many tribal communities in the Southwest. Sarah Gustavus and Antonia Gonzales examine how some individuals have overcome those challenges and are now sharing information and resources.

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