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An Uproar Over a Diabetes Article, With a Back Story.

Many Times readers, some of whom have Type 1 diabetes, are upset over an article last Sunday in which Elisabeth Rosenthal explored the often extraordinary expense of treating the disease. It was an installment in her series, "Paying Till It Hurts," about the high cost of medical care in America.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is very hard to talk about advances in treating diabetes because it has increased by 200% since 1990, according to a recent article in the Annals of Medicine. As a chronic disease, it is a money-makier for the drug companies.

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