Fighting the phenomenon: why half of Marin adults are pre-diabetic

Sydney Hilbush

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As medical assistant Julie Roddy sits down with a new patient at the Braden Diabetes Center to discuss her diabetic plan, Roddy can’t help but notice that her patient appears in great health, maintains a balanced diet and exercises regularly—practices that would normally deter the development of Type 2 diabetes. However, Roddy’s patient is pre-diabetic—and so are half of Marin County adults, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

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Fighting the phenomenon: why half of Marin adults are pre-diabetic