Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Today: “On the Road to Diabetes? A Look at High Prediabetes Rates in California”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Nearly ten percent of the adult population in California has diabetes but how many more have conditions that presage the onset of diabetes? How can the path towards diabetes be reversed? And what is the likely effect of the population with prediabetes on the future of California’s health and budget?

In today’s seminar, Susan H. [ Read full post ]

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Story says diabetes in L.A. reaching “epidemic proportions”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Diabetes is driving health costs higher in Los Angeles, according to a story in California Healthline. The Center’s Ying-Ying Meng, lead author of a policy brief the story cited, said education about preventing diabetes — such as watching food intake and exercising — is an “uphill battle.”

Meng’s policy brief found that nearly … [ Read full post ]

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Q&A with Ying Ying Meng on new diabetes study

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Ying-Ying Meng is the lead author of a new Center study on the rate of hospitalized patients with diabetes. In this brief interview, she talks about why diabetes patients are more costly to care for in the hospital than patients without diabetes, whether diabetes rates will come down in the future, and how policymakers can … [ Read full post ]

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Diabetes found in one-third of hospitalized patients in state

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

One in three people who end up hospitalized in California have diabetes, according to the a new policy brief published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

Although diabetes may not be the initial reason for these hospitalizations, the disproportionate share of patients with the … [ Read full post ]

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Soda warning labels proposed

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

If a new bill is passed in California, cans of soda could soon sport eye-grabbing labels warning of possible obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. Susan Babey, a Center senior research scientist who has studied the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity, tells The Atlantic why soda is being scrutinized. Read the story.

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Two new fact sheets on American Indian health

Friday, April 6th, 2012

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) are more likely to experience serious psychological distress compared to whites (12 percent vs. six percent) in California, according to a new UCLA Center for Health Policy Research fact sheet. The new publication is jam-packed with other eye-opening data on such behavioral health topics as suicide and physical … [ Read full post ]

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