Type 2 Diabetes Hits California Hard
The state is now spending $27 billion to treat this illness. Nine percent of adults in California have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2016 study. Forty-six percent of state residents are considered pre-diabetic.
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Type 2 Diabetes Rising In California
Rates of type 2 diabetes have skyrocketed across California and prevention methods are not keeping up. The state is spending $27 billion on treatment for the illness as 46 percent of Californians are now considered pre-diabetic. (Remington, 11/30)
Diabetes Hits Hard As California Spends Billions On Treatment, Little On Prevention
A teenage girl walks the hardscrabble streets of Richmond, a Bay Area city, rapping about the challenges of drugs, violence—and diabetes. Here, she says, big dreams are “coated in sugar,” and innocence is “corrupted with Coke bottles and Ho Ho cupcakes.” She’s performing in a video by a local youth group that counts diabetes, a national epidemic that has hit California hard, as one of the killers in her neighborhood. Type 2 diabetes, which is spreading and driving up health costs, now impacts more than half the state’s adults, especially people of color and the poor. (Aguilera, 11/27)