What should Kentucky do about diabetes?
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.