World Diabetes Day Celebrated

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:07pm

Monday marked World Diabetes Day and with the disease growing rapidly in the Rio Grande Valley.

According to results of a San Antonio Heart Study, 30% of adults in the Valley suffer from diabetes which is a rate three times higher than the national average. The Center of Disease Control says Hispanics have double the risk of developing diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites. The Valley loses $227 million dollars in the labor market every year because of diabetes.

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