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By Ken Thorpe
Special to Valley News 

Get to the heart of America's diabetes crisis 


Last updated 9/21/2018 at 12:33am

About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African-Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to white Americans. Hispanic Americans have a 66 percent higher risk.

Most meticulously monitor their blood sugar, as they know that failing to keep diabetes in check can damage the kidneys, eyes and feet. But even so, about 50,000 Americans start dialysis each year because...

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