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posted 03/10/2016

Diabetes impacts nearly 10 percent of Americans and people of color are twice as likely to be diagnosed. Another 8 million have not been diagnosed and millions more are considered pre-diabetic. Why have diagnoses increased so quickly? And what might offer promise in slowing its spread?

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Diabetes impacts nearly 10 percent of Americans and people of color are twice as likely to be... more »
posted 03/10/16

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It can be hard to find new, compelling ways of telling stories about well-known health issues. But as reporter Elizabeth Aguilera discovered in her series on type 2 diabetes, that shouldn’t stop you.
Experts believe they won't get the upper hand on the disease until they persuade enough people that a healthy diet and regular exercise can prevent it or minimize its damage if it has already struck.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when she was 11 years-old, Carolina takes three types of insulin and four other medications every day. Diabetes experts say the family's situation is fairly common.