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Lisa.FM Thrive!

America's Diabetes Epidemic

Lisa.FM Thrive!
Released on Mar 23, 2016

You’ve probably heard the old adage "you are what you eat." If this is the case, America's obsession with fast food is becoming alarmingly destructive.

Research out of UCLA recently revealed that more than half of all adults in California have either pre-diabetes or diabetes that hasn't been diagnosed.

In this podcast you'll hear about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, who is more at risk, and what pregnant women should know about diabetes.

My guest is Ellen Goodstein, executive director of the William Sansum Diabetes Center in Santa Barbara, California. She will explain the work that Sansum Diabetes does, including development of an artificial pancreas, which could be helpful to those who are living with diabetes.

Here are some highlights from the UCLA study: 

— 13 million adults in California (46%) have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes — 2.5 million adults (9%) have already been diagnosed with diabetes. 

That adds up to 15.5 million people, 55% of the state’s population 

33% of young adults (aged 18 to 39) have pre-diabetes

Read more about the UCLA study here.

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