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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The City of Merced on Monday night presented a certificate to Lauren Figg, chapter member and advocate for the California Insulin4All Chapter for National Diabetes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 37.3 million adults and children in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, a serious condition that impacts the body’s ability to produce or respond appropriately to insulin that is needed to fuel the body’s cells. Diabetes impacts the residents of Merced County by 15.9 percent and growing.

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