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Diabetes

Posted Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Across the country, 24 million people are living with diabetes, and more than twice that are at risk. While it can be controlled through life style changes and medicine, a cure remains elusive. The problem is particularly acute in Cuyahoga County where about one in ten residents is diabetic. On The Sound of Ideas, why diabetes is becoming so common, why it's skewing younger, and what are the consequences for our society?

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Tammy Randall, Director of Community Relations, Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland
John Kirk, Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
Dr. Byron J. Hoogwerf, Department of Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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"Diabetes in Our Community" is a free townhall forum sponsored by the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland on July 22nd. More details here.

Diabetes: Underrated, Insidious and Deadly, The New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.

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