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    Living with diabetes

    By csmurrey
    Published: Dec. 17, 2009

    Type 2 diabetes is becoming the most prevalent health problem in the U.S., affecting more than 20.8 million people at an estimated cost of $132 billion annually. Minority groups are affected at higher rates, with African Americans 1.8 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. Richard Holmes has been living with type 2 diabetes for 10 years. Follow Holmes as he goes to work and his support group.

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      Tom Pherma said on Nov. 19, 2011 at 8:33 p.m.
      I'm a borderline type 2 diabetes. I was 220 pounds. Not through dieting but just eating less, I was able to get my weight down to 188 pounds. I first bout with diabetes was when I noticed my frequent urination and being very thirsty. I was going to the bathroom almost every hour. At fist I thought I had gall bladder disease. I went and purchase a Contour Meter and a box of test strips. I'm now controlling my diabetes through proper eating, eating lots of apples, almonds and Cinnamon extracts. So far so good. I enjoyed listening to Richard Holmes inspirational story. Now I got to do the 10,000 steps as per his story. Tomp
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      PCO Licence said on July 4, 2011 at 3:56 a.m.
      I agree that diabetes is becoming more prevalent and as I am overweight it is something that I am worried about in the futture. I need to start managing my weight so that I can cut down my chances.