February 7, 2012 1:37 PM

Woman turns around big diabetes risk factor for Mexican Americans: Her diet

Maria Medina's life is littered with the destruction of diabetes. Damage that pervasive is a common experience in the Mexican American community, which has some of the highest rates in a surge of diabetes nationwide. The disease can provoke heart attacks, high blood pressure, kidney failure and blindness, and is the seventh-leading cause of death nationwide.

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