(NECN) - Diabetes is a deadly disease one of every eight American adults fights. With poor diet and obesity on the rise, experts fear it could affect one in three adults by 2050.
Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston leads the nation, and the world, in preventing and treating the disease, as well as the blindness, kidney failure and amputations it causes.
CEO John Brooks joins Peter Howe on CEO Corner to explain how Joslin is working to fight diabetes, and gives some advice for early detection.
"Unfortunately, diabetes is a type of disease that's fairly silent," said Brooks. "What people need to pay attention to is, is there a family history? That certainly is going to be somewhat of an early sign."
Brooks added that eye disease, getting tired, and changes in hunger and thirst should be followed up with health care professionals.
See the attached video for the complete segment.