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A Closer Look (Diabetes Epidemic) #883340

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at the medical crisis in the US over diabetes introduced; American Diabetes Assn. statistics on the impact of the disease on the American economy cited.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The increase of cases of diabetes examined; scenes shown from the diabetes clinic at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital; details given about the annual medical cost, about the link of Type 2 diabetes to obesity and the role of weight loss surgery in combatting the disease. [Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Dr. William RUSSELL†- comments on the epidemic.] [American Diabetes Assn. Ann ALBRIGHT†- cites the significance of the numbers.] [Massachusetts General Hospital diabetes center director Dr. David NATHAN†- cites the medical symptoms.] [George Washington University Hospital Dr. Arthur FRANK†- comments on managing diabetes.]

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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