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Wellness Watch - What to Know About Diabetes

Diabetes is a critical health problem in southwest Georgia that continues to become more prevalent. In eight southwest Georgia counties, a staggering 13.66% of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s well above the national rate of 9.7%. Thousands more south Georgians are living with diabetes but don’t know it. Are you at risk?

Take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Test.

A healthy diet is one of the best ways to avoid diabetes. Watch Ben Roberts and Dr. Derek Heard cook up a healthy entrée while they discuss the causes, symptoms and complications of diabetes and the services Phoebe offers to help those dealing with the illness.

The Diabetes Resource Center is located in Albany at 425 W. Third Avenue, Suite 350 in Medical Tower I. It is a comprehensive center that provides family-oriented patient care and education.

For more information, call 312-1392 today.