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The Anna and Max Webb & Family Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center at Cedars-Sinai has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association with a citation for excellence and special note of Cedars-Sinai's ongoing commitment to high quality healthcare for diabetic patients.
An estimated 20 million people in the United States have diabetes, or nearly seven percent of the total population. Known as a silent killer, 5 million people are unaware that they are affected. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the subject of research projects and clinical trials nationwide.
Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce or correctly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that changes sugar, starches and other food into energy. When controls break down and the level of insulin in the body rises too high, the patient becomes diabetic. Related health problems can be severe, including blindness, kidney disease, nerve damage, amputation, heart disease and stroke.
Dee Aldahl, 58
Dee Aldahl was shocked when her doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group told her she had prediabetes. "I thought of diabetes as a disease that affects only elderly, sedentary people, and it doesn't run in my family...Read Full Story
Molecular link between insufficient sleep and insulin resistance
Researchers at the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute have discovered a measurable difference in how fat tissue responds to insulin after as little as four nights of restricted sleep.Read Full Story