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Even when the facts are presented and real people share their stories, some readers don’t believe... more »
posted 08/27/19
In underserved areas such as California's San Joaquin County, access to care can be difficult at... more »
posted 10/24/18
My fellowship project entitled "Combating Diabetes"was published on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in The... more »
posted 03/01/11

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It takes a lot of time to explain how the health care system works to patients and their caregivers with limited English proficiency. There are numerous forms that need to be read and understood. People often sign those forms whether or not they understand them.
Thousands of San Joaquin County residents are slipping through the health care safety net.

People living with diabetes in San Joaquin County may have cause for concern: The county ranks worst in the state for deaths caused by diabetes. Medical officials say the lack of education and resources are to blame.