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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

ProMedica is building a new, one-of-a-kind diabetes center in Toledo.

They've been working on the new facility for about three weeks. The 55,000-square-foot center will be called the Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center.

In 1978, 14-year-old Falzone thought she had the flu, but later learned it was Type 1 diabetes. She went into a coma, and nearly a month after being diagnosed, Falzone died from diabetes complications.

The new center's focus will be on reducing the risk of developing such complications by improving care. It will house diabetes education programs, youth services, and it will serve as an educational resource for physicians.

"We have resources in one spot that are not available today," said Dr. Jack Brunner. "We hope by making things more efficient, we're hoping the patients will be able to comply with their pretty rigorous lifestyle."

The new centers costs $15.6 million, and is expected to open early next year.

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