Diabetes is challenging enough for patients and their families without the additional burden of outrageous medical costs. President Donald Trump is lightening that burden with healthcare reforms that make diabetes treatments affordable for all Americans.

Type 2 diabetes has become an epidemic among black Americans, who are 77 percent more likely than white Americans to be diagnosed with diabetes. My own family has been touched by the disease. Compounding the problem, almost one out of every five black Americans lacks health insurance, and for them the cost of diabetes-related medical expenses can be financially crippling.

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