Best Medicine May Be Walking

Another story in our series, Preventing Diabetes in EKY, this report focuses on an innovative health improvement program happening in connection with the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers’ Market. We hear from participants, some diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, who walk one mile on the city’s public walking track every week and, in return, get […]

Willa Johnson: Diet Makes A Difference

Willa Johnson, a single mom from McRoberts, KY, has long struggled with health problems but didn’t realize she was in the prediabetes range until she found out her glucose levels were rising. She spoke with reporter Parker Hobson about her efforts to change her diet to one based on healthy foods, some of the obstacles […]

Patsy Adams: Check Your Sugar!

Letcher County’s Patsy Adams grew up surrounded by family members who suffered from diabetes, but she didn’t realize she had it until it was almost too late. In this profile, she talks about the hard road she has traveled since and encourages listeners to get their A1C levels checked so they can take action to […]

Patsy Adams

Preventing Diabetes in East Kentucky

As we think about ways to diversify our economy and improve our quality of life, our health is an essential part of the picture. Disease and mortality rates are considerably higher in central Appalachia than in the rest of the nation and in many ways limit our potential to work and live happily. Prevent Diabetes […]