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Diabetes rates for Latino population higher than most

Nov 19, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

Concepción Aguilar was a little surprised when she was diagnosed with diabetes 10 years ago.

She was petite and active. She didn't feel sick. Her doctor told her to watch her blood sugar-levels, but it wasn't anything diet and exercise wouldn't nip in the bud.

But during one check up, Aguilar, 75, learned that her level, which were "a little high," had become Type 2 diabetes.

"I wish I had known what to eat," said Aguilar, who has a dress shop in Pilsen.

Aguilar's c...