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1 in 8 Americans has type 2 diabetes and the arrival of coronavirus: In health news today
Southern California Public Radio

One in eight Americans has type 2 diabetes, according to a new poll – and more than one in three has a family member who’s been diagnosed with the disease or has been diagnosed themselves. That’s according to HealthDay, which also noted that only 21 percent of those polled reported knowing much about the disease, meaning that folks among the remaining 79 percent may have diabetes but not know it. The National Center for Health Statistics reported Tuesday that more than 38,300 people died of drug overdoses in 2010, which marked an increase from the previous year.

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