Jackson Lab awarded federal funds for diabetes research

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BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has been awarded funding for diabetes research.

The facility will receive a federal grant of more than $400,000.

According to the CDC, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and 1 in 4 people are not even aware they have it.

Research shows in the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled.

For more information about warning signs and treatment, you can follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html