MUSC Shares Valuable Information on How to Manage Diabetes

November 30, 2017, 3:05 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — More than 30-million children and adults in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, almost 10-percent of the population.

This means nearly half of American adults have diabetes or are pre-diabetic.

It’s an expensive disease to treat. The average healthcare cost is more than two times higher than for someone without the condition.

With the price of insulin tripling over a decade, who is this disease affecting the most and why?

We spoke with Carolyn Jenkins, board member of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina, who has studied the disease for some time.

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