2/2: Trying to curb diabetes

Moderated by Rick Badie

We live in the “diabetes belt,” an attribute that concerns. Worse, this disease can kill.

Today, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, discusses the agency’s role in trying to curb diabetes and the role we can play, individually, in its prevention.

Plus, Dr. Rene J. Harper, a diabetes specialist, offers a clinician’s insight into this epidemic.

3 comments Add your comment


February 3rd, 2012
3:50 pm

You got it Hillbilly D. I stayed in good shape, etc. and still got type II, and mine is a little worse than some in that it takes one whale of an effort to control mine, and I know many who have it that can cheat a little and don’t have too many problems. All the males on my Dad’s side eneded up with it. It’s a pain in the butt!


February 2nd, 2012
7:43 pm

Too many of us have become sugar addicts. Story about that on one of the TV news shows tonight. The average American ingests 22 teaspoons of sugar a day.

Hillbilly D

February 2nd, 2012
4:37 pm

There seems to be exponentially more cases of diabetes now than when I was a kid. I’m sure that diet and lifestyle contribute to this quite a bit but from a layman’s point of view, I have a feeling there is more at play here than we know about.