Diabetes

Science & Health
12:17 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Author Interview: Osama Hamdy on Diabetes

Dr. Osama Hamdy
thediabetesbreakthrough.com

Alabama has one of the worst rates of diabetes in the nation.  Harvard doctor Osama Hamdy says the rate of diabetes has increased 82 percent in the nation over the last 15 years.  And Alabama has seen an increase of about 140 percent.  Hamdy says one key to battling the problem is tackling its chief driver: obesity.  The other is increased activity.

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Diabetes
5:26 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Diabetes Rates Rocket In Oklahoma, South

Heath officials says the nation's diabetes problem is getting worse with big changes in Southern states.
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Wikimedia Commons

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.


The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled over 15 years, and also boomed in Southern states like Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.


Most cases are the kind of diabetes linked to obesity. Health officials believe extra weight explains the increases in the South and Southwest. They also say the rates overall are up because people with diabetes are living longer.

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