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Articles > What Asian Pacific Americans need to know about diabetes

Apr 28, 2010
by Samantha Pak

The Northwest Asian Weekly

SEATTLE — Julie Cheng began ice skating at age 7.

After skating competitively for three years, she took a yearlong break from the sport at age 10. She wasn’t sidelined due to injury. She was out for health reasons. During the winter of 2005, Cheng, now 14, began eating more and drinking more water — up to three 17-ounce bottles in an hour to hour-and-a-half period. She also began urinating a lot more, often making several trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Despite the calorie increase in her diet, Julie became more fatigued and lost between 10 and 20 pounds in a six-month period.

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