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‘Diabetes Day’ Stresses Importance Of Prevention

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BOSTON (CBS) — The American Diabetes Association is encouraging all Americans to find out if they’re at risk for developing Type Two diabetes.

Tuesday is national “Diabetes Day.”

Dr. Jorge Plutzky, Director of the Vascular Prevention Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, says simple changes that make a world of difference when it comes to diabetes.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern reports

Although there is evidence that childhood obesity is going down, Plutzky says obesity is still prevalent in the United States.

“Studies have shown us that progression into diabetes is something that is reversible and it can be importantly changed through some simple messages,” Plutzky said. “Relatively minor changes in how one eats and exercises can have a dramatic impact.”

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