diabetes http://news.stlpublicradio.org en This Is How Diabetes Swept The Nation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/interactive-how-diabetes-swept-nation When it comes to diabetes, just about everyone has heard there's an epidemic upon us.<p>In 2010, about 18.8 million people of all ages in the U.S. had been <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/estimates11.htm#1">diagnosed with diabetes</a>, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 7 million had diabetes but hadn't been diagnosed.<p>How much have things changed?<p>Back in 1995, about 4.5 percent of adults in the U.S. had been diagnosed with diabetes. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:12:27 +0000 6529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Is How Diabetes Swept The Nation Double transplant improves quality of life for some diabetics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/double-transplant-improves-quality-life-some-diabetics <p>Type 2 diabetes – the kind related to obesity and an unhealthy diet – gets a lot of attention these days. But there’s another, less common, form of the disease – type 1 – that can also lead to life-threatening complications.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio’s <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/info/onair.php#lacapra">Véronique LaCapra</a> takes us behind the scenes at a local hospital, for the transplant operation that got one St. Louis-area woman off dialysis, and made her diabetes-free.</p><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:37:43 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 169 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Double transplant improves quality of life for some diabetics