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A cure for America’s diabetes crisis lies in early education


Last updated 1/6/2018 at Noon

Satesh Bidaisee

Special to the Valley News

The greatest health threat to America’s youth isn't opioid addiction or cancer – it’s diabetes.

The number of children and teens diagnosed with Type 2, so-called “adult” diabetes, increased 5 percent every year between 2002 and 2012.

The disease dooms millions of Americans to early deaths. Treating it costs more than $100 billion a year. Consequently, it’s the nation’s costliest chronic condition. Perhaps the saddest thing about these statistics is that diabetes is preventable, but efforts to stop young people from contra...

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