Prevent Diabetes EKY

One in seven Kentuckians have been diagnosed with diabetes, and it is estimated that 1 in 3 have elevated blood sugar levels that could lead to diabetes. Prevent Diabetes EKY shares stories of folks in our Eastern Kentucky region who are showing a way forward by making lifestyle changes to improve their health and the […]

Preventing Diabetes During COVID

With COVID-19 spreading into our communities it is more important than ever to take steps to prevent diabetes. Health care providers have found that type 2 diabetes is one of several underlying conditions that can make the symptoms of COVID-19 more severe and potentially deadly. In this story we meet Marilyn Morgan, of Johnson County, […]

Best Medicine May Be Walking

Another story in our series, Prevent Diabetes 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 a […]

Pollinator Produce Partners

Becca Holmes and Joe Gorman run Pollinator Produce Partners in Duffield, Virginia. There they grow different vegetables than some other farms might, and they do it at a smaller scale, on purpose. This includes endangered and extinct in-the-wild plants, heirloom and open pollinated seeds. In this episode reporter Sydney Boles visits Becca and Joe who […]