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Diabetes-related deaths have reached an all-time high in New York City, and communities of color are being hit the hardest.

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Part 1: Innovative ways are sought to get patients to follow their treatment 

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The worldwide diabetes epidemic threatens to make today's children the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents.

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Dr. Kelly Acton is director of the Indian Health Service Diabetes Program. She has worked in the Indian Health Service for more than 20 years. In 1981, Dr. Acton earned her M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and in 1996, her M.P.H. from the University of Washington. She is board-certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She has worked on the Crow and Flathead Indian reservations in Montana and the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina.

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