Do you have diabetes? Are you at risk for getting it? What can do you right now to improve your odds of staying healthy?
Those questions and others like them seem to be on the minds of many these days as diabetes spirals to epidemic proportions. The CDC projects that the number of people in the U.S. with diabetes could double or triple by 2050, and the World Health Organization says there are about 347 million people with diabetes worldwide.
It was a new and exciting experience for Dr. Crandall – her first online chat of any kind – and she was impressed to see the activity level as well energy involved in the discussion.
“I was surprised at the variety of questions and the truly world-wide nature of the event,” she said, noting that questions came from as far away as the Philippines and Nigeria.
From the moment Dr. Crandall started tweeting, the stream lit up with questions and comments.
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