By Angie Fagerlin and Robin Marcus, Published November 23, 2019
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, posing a national health crisis. Here in Utah, more than 200,000 people have diabetes and another 600,000 have pre-diabetes — meaning they may be on the path to developing diabetes. Sadly, of those with pre-diabetes, 90 percent don’t know they have it. One of the keys in dealing with the diabetes crisis is early diagnosis and education. The good news is we have begun to take steps in this direction.
Take the example of 45-year-old Angelo Restrepo. On his way to work every morning in Midvale, he drives by a parked bus imprinted with the words “The Wellness Bus.”
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