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Confronting the Diabetes Epidemic

The policy forum of this issue reviews activities to prevent and control diabetes in North Carolina. Topics considered include the epidemiologic characteristics of the diabetes burden, the role of community health workers in diabetes education and care, and the influence of federal and state policies on programs and services for individuals with or at risk for diabetes. Original articles in the issue complement the policy forum by looking at characteristics associated with glycemic control, diabetes care provided by school nurses, a program to increase retinal screening among diabetic individuals, and diabetes prevention and control services in North Carolina health departments. Elsewhere in the issue, experts review allied health's contributions to health reform in North Carolina.

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Health Reform in North Carolina