52 Weeks of Public Health: Recognizing Diabetes impact on hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians

In recognition of World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, the Kentucky Department Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Families Services (CHFS) is bringing attention to diabetes and its impact on hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. Diabetes is a common, lifelong medical condition where the body does not make or properly use insulin. One in 8 – or 13.1 percent – of Kentucky adults...

Kentucky diabetes advocates hope you’re up to the challenge; Blue Monument Challenge is Nov. 14

Advocates for diabetes care and prevention in Kentucky and around the world will recognize World Diabetes Day this Saturday, Nov. 14. World Diabetes Day is sponsored annually by the International Diabetes Federation, the World Health Organization and Kentucky diabetes advocates to draw attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world. WDD is part of Diabetes Awareness Month in the...

World Diabetes Day: Others look to Kentucky for leadership in advocacy and awareness

  By Stewart Perry and Bob Babbage Special to KyForward   World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization as an effort to engage people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It is held every year on Nov. 14.   This year Kentuckians will mark World Diabetes Day with a mixture of concern and celebration.   Concern...