National Diabetes Month

During a special-called Pike County Fiscal Court county officials discussed National Diabetes Month, which is recognized in November.Public Health Director Tammy Riley shared the county’s diabetes breakdown, discussing the impacts and prevalence of the diagnosis in the mountains. After discussing the types of diabetes and how those rank in the county, Riley discussed programs available to Pike County community members in order to address concerns with diabetes.The health department refers patients to a Diabetes Self-Management, Education and Support program and a Diabetes Prevention Program, both CDC approved programs, to help the community.

Source: MG News

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