The State Health Department has a new tool to help fight diabetes. Jo Anderson, Coordinator of the Department’s Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, says the Diabetes Profile for Missouri Residents allows individuals and institutions to look at diabetes data to determine how the disease affects certain populations and how to deal with the disease. Anderson says the Profile will focus on risk data and how best to use the data to deal with or to prevent diabetes. Anderson says diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in Missouri, affecting more than 313,000 Missourians as of 2004.
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