Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 22nd, 2003
"You can kind of tell because people who are at risk tend to have the bigger bellies, the obesity around middle, and then with a lot of the kids we see what's called acanthosis nigricans, the darkening of skin in the back of the neck," said Guthrie, diabetes coordinator for the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic.
Guthrie is among the Alaska health care providers watching for an expected rise in young people of type 2 diabetes, an ailment normally found in adults.
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