ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Southwest Georgia has a high rate of diabetes, and health advocates are working to change that during diabetes awareness month.
According to the CDC, more than 8,000 people in Dougherty County suffer from the illness.
Diabetic Soles is opening in Albany to provide therapeutic shoes for patients.
"That's why we have come in and tried to hone in on this market," said Williamson. "To try and get the patients and the people in this market the information and treatment that they need if we can help them in conjunction with their physicians."
The new business will host a lunch and learn open house from 11 to 3 tomorrow at 323 pine avenue.