Lessons from the Frontlines of the South Texas Diabetes Epidemic
When the South Texas border region makes the news, the headlines are almost always about the drug war raging just across the Rio Grande. But there's an untold story in this community that threatens not just the health and future of the region, but the nation as well. Almost 30 percent of the population of Cameron County, Texas, has diabetes. Experts predict the rest of the country will catch up by 2050. Diabetes can blind, cripple and kill. The impact on our health care system will be just as catastrophic.
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