Diabetes

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Voice: Dr. Carolyn Chen

Dr. Carolyn Chen

“We’re putting a lot of specialty care services higher on the reimbursement scale than primary care preventive services. It’s like if somebody gets there and is obese and has really bad gestational diabetes and they need insulin, then their health insurance or Medicaid or whomever will authorize the payment of X number of dollars to the highest-degree specialist they can get … ” Continue Reading →

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Voice: Grant Jones

Grant Jones

“African Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes. We’re No. 1 for heart disease – we have the highest death rate. Black women – not the highest rate of breast cancer, but the highest death rate. We have the shortest life expectancy. The general statement that I make is we’re sicker than most and dying sooner than we should.” Continue Reading →

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New diabetes project from I-News

Almost every week across Colorado, a child is diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease that used to occur only in adults. These young patients are developing type 2 diabetes – what used to be called “adult onset” diabetes. The disease is strongly linked to obesity, and it used to take decades to develop in adults. But in the past two decades, the degenerative disease suddenly began showing up in children. “It’s a known, predicted disaster if we do nothing – if we just sit back and watch,” said Chris Lindley, director of the Prevention Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Continue Reading →

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Diabetes in Colorado youth rises; future uncertain

Raquel Villa, 17, checks her blood sugar level at her home in Federal Heights, Colo., on 6/5/12 as she manages Type II diabetes she developed when she was 12. Villa is one of a number of youngsters with Type II diabetes, previously a disease only affecting adults.

Almost every week across Colorado, a child is diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease that used to occur only in adults. These young patients are developing type 2 diabetes – what used to be called “adult onset” diabetes. The disease is strongly linked to obesity, and it used to take decades to develop in adults. But in the past two decades, the degenerative disease suddenly began showing up in children. Continue Reading →

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