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Diabetes Cases Rise in the South

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ARDMORE, OK--  Health officials say diabetes affects Americans in alarming numbers.

According to the American Diabetes Association an estimated 24-million people in the United States have the disease.

 The rate of people living with diabetes has tripled in the State of Oklahoma in the last 15 years.

Mercy hospital in Ardmore is expanding its services to help in the fight against the disease.

Under the leadership of Nurse Practitioner Laura Dooley, who is a diabetic herself,  Mercy has developed a new Diabetes Management Clinic to help patients in Oklahoma live with the disease.

For more information about the new clinic, screening, or living with diabetes contact:

The Mercy Diabetes Management Clinic at 580-223-5311.