AUSTIN — The rate of diabetes in Texas has been growing for years, and it’s now estimated that nearly one Texan in 10 or 9.7 percent has been diagnosed with the disease. In addition, according to Richard Kropp, information specialist in the diabetes prevention and control program at the Texas Department of State Health Services, there are a half-million people who have the disease but don’t know it, along with scores of adults who are on the edge.
“There are about a million people, according to some of the survey results that we have, that have been diagnosed with prediabetes,” Kropp said.
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