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By Dr. Terry Rondberg
Special to the Village News 

Find hope for Alzheimer's disease and diabetes patients

 

Last updated 3/1/2018 at 4:11am



Each day, more than 4,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes, and more than 600 die from the disease. Since 1987, the death rate due to diabetes has increased by 45 percent.

Even more disturbing is that type 2 diabetes – once called “adult onset diabetes,” and its most common form – is growing at alarming rates today in children as young as 8 years old.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by a shortage of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin allows glucose or sugar from food to enter the body’s cells where it is converted into energy needed by muscles and tissues to functi...



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