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What should Kentucky do about diabetes?

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The number of Kentucky adults diagnosed with diabetes is approaching 450,000, more than a tenth of the commonwealth’s population. And diabetes in Kentucky is increasing much faster than the national average. As a result, Kentucky’s Department for Public Health announced they’re developing a plan to meet the needs of Kentuckians suffering from, or at risk for, diabetes. The DPH and partners have launched a survey to gather input from consumers. The purpose is to learn more about the support people who have diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes, have received or would like to receive from their doctors, employers and communities.

The Department for Public Health urges all Kentucky adults with, or at risk for, diabetes to answer a few questions through this online survey. The deadline is August 12.


Jacque Day spoke with Judith Watson, a certified diabetes educator with the Purchase District Health Department and regional coordinator for the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, about the statewide escalation of the disease.

Listen to the interview here.


Written by Jacque E. Day

July 27, 2010 at 10:25 am

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morning cram [fusion fuss edition]

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“Governments from around the world are meeting in France to discuss a clean technology that could meet all the world’s energy needs without producing an ounce of carbon dioxide.”

~NPR hears the experiment’s cost has some critics whining.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County will borrow $4mil to build an add-on to its jail. A Kevil man is sentenced for 1st-degree manslaughter. A Hopkinsville factory worker dies after a workplace electrocution last week. Keep watching out for lake-area bridge delays. Fort Campbell opens a family assistance center. Many county courts can’t afford to implement tracking violent domestic offenders with GPS. State officials cross their fingers hoping to win Race to the Top II funds. Rand Paul’s family benefits from federal farm subsidies (of which he’s campaigning against).

TENNESSEE~ Average home values in Clarksville continue to grow. Poll: majority supports higher par education standards despite projected lower test scores.

ILLINOIS~ Gov. Quinn signs ban on fake pot.

Written by Chris Taylor

July 27, 2010 at 9:36 am

Posted in The Morning Cram