Colorado kids get adult disease

Colorado kids get adult disease

Obesity blamed as children get Type 2 diabetes
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Raquel Villa, 17, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 12. The Federal Heights resident monitors her blood-sugar level frequently. “It can get out of control. You can lose body parts from it,” she said of the disease.
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The future costs

The Institute for Alternative Futures, a nonprofit co-founded by famed author and futurist Alvin Toffler, analyzed the cost in human terms of Colorado’s future diabetes damage in its report 2025 Diabetes Forecasts:
Diabetes cases statewide:...

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Diabetes’ financial burden not pretty picture

If Colorado’s future holds a double-digit-percent portion of people with diabetes, the effects on their lives and the state’s health system will be devastating.
And that will affect Coloradans who never develop the disease.
“We’re not going...

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