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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

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Type II diabetes strikes some 26 million Americans and can result in blindness, amputation, and early death. Yet it is almost entirely preventable. Dr. Susan Brown of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research studies how to keep women of color from developing Type II diabetes. Our SPARQ Research Clinic with Dr. Brown explored how to tailor a diabetes-prevention program for women who are particularly vulnerable to Type II diabetes.