Some medical experts say diabetes is the number one killer of Lenoir County residents, and just about everyone is at risk. Although the incidence of diabetes in the U.S. is somewhere between five to nine percent, Kinston has a diabetes incidence rate of more than fifteen percent. Doctors say folks need to have regular checkups so that if they do have diabetes it can be caught in its early stages, and then it can be treated. Doctors also say simple diet and lifestyle modifications and exercise will decrease your chances of developing diabetes by sixty-percent.
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