Type 2 Diabetes Rising In California Chris Remington Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Denise Chan / Flickr Rates of type 2 diabetes have skyrocketed across California and prevention methods are not keeping up. The state is spending $27 billion on treatment for the illness as 46 percent of Californians are now considered pre-diabetic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention runs a national diabetes prevention program. A number of non-profits have taken the issue head on with innovative campaigns as they face opposition from soda companies lobbying against taxes on sugary drinks. CALMatters Reporter Elizabeth Aguilera has the story.