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Cardiologist Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD, was in medical school when diabetes struck his family — twice. His wife developed type 1 diabetes just before their wedding. “A short time afterward, my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and within two years had a heart attack,” he says. 

In early 2019, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, opened the Saint Luke's Michael & Marlys Haverty Cardio­metabolic Center of Excellence, with Kosiborod as its co-director. There are now similar clinics in Florida, Ohio, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York and Indiana. They offer a new kind of diabetes care that’s popping up at medical centers across the U.S. — looking not just at blood sugar levels but also at the disease’s major effects on the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body.

Read the full AARP article: Diabetes Centers Offer Comprehensive Care

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