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Diabetes Education Is Critical, But Not Always Easy To Get

Lisa Bradford one year after her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. She feels good about controlling her disease after taking education classes. (Sarah Jane Tribble)
Lisa Bradford one year after her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. She feels good about controlling her disease after taking education classes. (Sarah Jane Tribble)

Diabetes affects a rapidly growing number of people in the U.S. With each new case, there are risks of complications and costly care.

It’s estimated that the average person with diabetes spends 2.3 times more on medical care than those without the disease. But that spending can be lowered if patients take care of themselves.

Why don’t more patients sit down with doctors and dietitians to learn about managing the disease? Sarah Jane Tribble of Here & Now contributor WCPN reports getting that help can be confusing.

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