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State diabetes program focuses on regional hot spots

Stopping the rise of diabetes is an ongoing effort in California, especially in counties such as Monterey, where the rates of the illness are higher than the state average. In Monterey, local and regional programs are working to prevent the chronic illness, which carries a hefty price tag and toll on health, with support from statewide efforts. In Monterey County, diabetes prevalence increased by 83 percent between 2003 and 2009, according to California Department of Public Health Statistics.