Medical mission to Tonga aims to curb diabetes | KSL.com

Medical mission to Tonga aims to curb diabetes | KSL.com



onga has a medical
emergency on its hands. More than half of the Pacific Islanders there
are obese, and one in four lives with diabetes.
A team of health professionals from Utah hopes to change poor habits and
attitudes toward diabetes during a medical mission to Tonga.



The country is a string of islands known for its friendly people, palm
trees and white sand beaches. But recently, Tonga has earned the
reputation of being the diabetes heavyweight of the Pacific.


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