Wednesday, March 9, 2011

U.S. 'diabetes belt' is identified

According to a CNN article, in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, researchers have been able to identify a diabetes belt of 644 counties in 15 U.S. states. Located primarily in the southeastern part of the country, the belt defines where diabetes care and prevention is most needed.

According to the article includes portions of the states of: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the entire state of Mississippi.

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