Diabetes http://apr.org en Author Interview: Osama Hamdy on Diabetes http://apr.org/post/author-interview-osama-hamdy-diabetes <p>Alabama has one of the worst rates of diabetes in the nation.&nbsp; Harvard doctor Osama Hamdy says the rate of diabetes has increased 82 percent in the nation over the last 15 years.&nbsp; And Alabama has seen an increase of about 140 percent.&nbsp; Hamdy says one key to battling the problem is tackling its chief driver: obesity.&nbsp; The other is increased activity.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:17:10 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 55068 at http://apr.org Author Interview: Osama Hamdy on Diabetes Diabetes Rates Rocket In Oklahoma, South http://apr.org/post/diabetes-rates-rocket-oklahoma-south <P>The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and health officials say the biggest changes have been in Oklahoma and a number of Southern states.</P> <P>The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled over 15 years, and also boomed in Southern states like Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.</P> <P>Most cases are the kind of diabetes linked to obesity. Health officials believe extra weight explains the increases in the South and Southwest. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:26:38 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20771 at http://apr.org Diabetes Rates Rocket In Oklahoma, South