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Mississippian takes over as chairwoman of largest type 1 diabetes nonprofit in world

By BECKY GILLETTE JDRF International, the largest non-profit dedicated to research into type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the world, now has Tupelo native Ellen Leake at the helm of its board of directors. “We have been around for 48 years and we have never changed our mission, which is to cure diabetes,” said Leake, whose daughter, Elizabeth, contracted T1D 23 ...

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Okla. makes biggest jump, but Miss. still tops diabetes ranking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report. It is Mississippi, though, that still has the highest rate of diabetes. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic increases since 1995, the study showed. ...

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Report: Nearly 70% of state's residents will be obese by 2030

NEW YORK — A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of that state’s adults will be ...

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Miss. lacks healthy food distribution model

>> A look at healthy food distribution in and out of Mississippi Mississippi’s achievement of “fattest state in the nation” for seven years running is an economic problem. In addition to significant health care costs to treat chronic illnesses like Type II diabetes and heart disease, the productivity lost due to poor health defies calculation. A large part of the ...

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Delta hospital avoiding patient limb amputations

Greenville — Washington County’s Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) has made a commitment to limb preservation and amputation prevention. The hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center doctors, Dr. Mike Trotter and Dr. Steve Chapman, have initiated a program that incorporates a multi-disciplinary team approach for limb preservation. Partnering with the Wound Healing Center and specialists in internal medicine, infectious disease, and ...

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Number of diabetic Americans could triple by 2050

ATLANTA — Federal officials estimate that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by the year 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 10 have diabetes now. But the number could expand dramatically in the next 40 years if current trends continue. Nearly a decade ago, CDC researchers estimated that as ...

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