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Study: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or Pre-diabetes

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A study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that almost 50 percent of American adults are diabetic or pre-diabetic, a condition where a person has elevated blood sugar levels and is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and related health problems. We discuss diabetes' prevalence, who is most at-risk for the disease and the latest in treatment and prevention.

Resources Mentioned on Air

National Diabetes Prevention Program

American Diabetes Assocation

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Dean Schillinger, professor of medicine at UCSF, former chief of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for the California Dept. of Public Health and author of the textbook "Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy"

Bryant Lin, clinical assistant professor in the Stanford School of Medicine and primary care doctor with Stanford Internal Medicine

Edward Gregg, chief of the epidemiology and statistics branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)