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Health reform should include diabetes 'war'

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It would be entirely fitting for Congress to rekindle the "war on cancer" in response to the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., but another disease worthy of a war is diabetes.

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Cancer kills more people each year -- 560,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared with 233,600 for diabetes and its complications.

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