Patient Stories



Small Changes Make a Big Difference

More than 20 million children and adults in the United States, or seven percent of the population, are living with diabetes. Nearly one-third of those people aren't even aware that they have the disease. At the age of 61, longtime Saugus resident Peter Colarusso was surprised when a routine physical revealed that he had Type 2 diabetes. “I’m just an ordinary guy,” explained Colarusso. “I was a few pounds overweight, but I’d been very athletic in my younger years and thought I was still in decent shape.”   Read more

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