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Study: Diabetes common, expensive issue among hospital patients
Monterey Herald

Three out of every 10 people hospitalized in Monterey County have diabetes, a little more than the one in four people in neighboring Santa Cruz County’s hospitals, driving up health care costs according to a study released Thursday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research recommending prevention efforts.

The study, based on 2011 data from the Office of Statewide Health and Planning Development, reports 6,700 hospitalizations that year of people with diabetes in Monterey County, 3,900 in Santa Cruz County and 729,000 for California.