Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 24, 2013

Living in the ‘Diabetes Belt’

By SARAH ROSE
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Barren County is in the “Diabetes Belt,” a term that’s used to describe the areas of the United States where people have a greater chance of having type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

“Counties were placed in the diabetes belt if at least 11 percent of residents had been diagnosed with diabetes, and if the counties were near each other in the Southeast, which has the highest rates of diabetes, or adjoining areas with high rates of diabetes,” stated CDC’s website.

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