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North Carolina Diabetes Epidemic Increasing At Alarming Rate


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11/17/2008
Brent Adams
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According to information released on May 21 by the Diabetes Prevention and Control agency of North Carolina, over the past 10 years, the number of people who suffer from the disabling condition of diabetes has seen an increase of 102 percent. Over nine percent of North Carolina residents suffer from the disabling condition of diabetes.

Typically diabetes has become more common among middle-income adults, adults age 35-44, senior citizens age 65 and older, males, and whites.

The rate of death and disability from diabetes in addition to problems related to diabetes such as heart attacks, strokes, blindness, amputations, and kidney failure among the African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian populations are higher than the rates among other groups.



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