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In Philadelphia, the number of black children under age 5 diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has shot up 220% since the mid-1980s — and no one knows why.
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It's one thing to identify the complex social cause of this crisis. It's far harder to combat racism and stop more babies from dying.
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If racism is reduced to a biological bug, who needs a March on Washington to promote racial justice when you have the right pill for the job?
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A FiveThirtyEight reporter on how she tackled an ambitious series on a huge, overlooked health crisis.

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