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Diabetes a growing problem in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County ranks among the worst in California for deaths caused by Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, according to the California Department of Public Health. Eleven percent of the county’s residents have diabetes, compared to 8 percent both statewide and nationwide.


San Joaquin County among deadliest in state for diabetes

Kelli McGeorge was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago last month, after she was in a head-on collision. Doctors aren’t sure whether she developed the insulin-dependent disease as a result of the accident, or if it was already developing in her system and the accident and subsequent hospital stay brought it to the forefront.



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