Tiffany Scott: Take That First Step

Diabetes prevention is possible. “Here in our area, nobody’s alone with diabetes. Any street corner you turn down, every grocery store aisle, every church pew— you know, you’ve probably got somebody sitting right there with you who is battling it, or a close family member who is,” says Tiffany Scott. But, she adds, the Appalachians […]

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 […]