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November 2005
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How To Stop an Outbreak

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Small Steps Yield Big Rewards
Bob Huber doesn’t dwell on the time, about 10 years ago, when he found out he was likely to get type 2 diabetes. At 5’ 11”, he weighed 216 pounds, rarely exercised and had little energy.

“In a sitting position, I had a hard time taking a deep breath,” he recalls.

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Diabetes: Equal Opportunity Disease?
Confronting Diabetes in High-Risk Populations
Some populations have higher rates of diabetes. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders develop type 2 diabetes more often than white Americans. But obesity and physical inactivity may be greater risk factors than a person’s genes.

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