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Diabetes the focus of Phoebe effort


Phoebe Putney Hospital is teaming up with elected officials to put their foot down on Diabetes.

Many people are not aware of the complications caused by Diabetes, and most do not know where to turn to seek help.

Ruth Lumpkin who has Type II Diabetes, not only seeks medical help but exercises and diets to keep healthy. She also attends the Senior Citizens Center and Diabetes's Center on a regular basis.

"And learn to eat right and so my friends know I will tell them, tell the doctor what's wrong they don't want to do that so I go to the doctor with a lot of my friends," said Lumpkin.

Pharmacists say they see more Diabetic patients than those suffering from any other condition. Keep healthy by getting annual checkups with your doctor.


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