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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is one of the approximately 25.8 million people in the United States—8.3% of the population— who have diabetes. Diabetes is actually a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, accounting for 90-95% of all diagnosed cases. Justice Sotomayor was diagnosed as a child with Type 1 diabetes. You can watch an interview with Charlie Rose in which she talks about her experience here.
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The University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh offers a Diabetes Support Group and a Diabetes Education Center
Clinton County Health Department offers diabetes education and nutrition help.
Essex County Public Health Department offers diabetes education and screening services.
InterLakes Health in Ticonderoga offers diabetes screening.
Cornell Cooperative Extension in Essex County offers diabetes and nutrition education for individuals and groups.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. With this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. About 5 to 10 percent of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes or non insulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age -- even during childhood. This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body not use insulin properly. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.