Obesity Epidemic Causing Spike in Diabetes


By CBS-8 Reporter

The number of Americans with diabetes is skyrocketing across the nation.

The Centers for Disease Control says since 1995 cases jumped 50 percent in 42 states and 100 percent or more in 18 states.


Here in Alabama and across the deep south the rate has boomed as well.

Doctors say the obesity epidemic is a major reason for the increase.

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