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City Commissioner holding town hall for diabetes awareness tomorrow

One Albany commissioner is working with Phoebe Health works to combat diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB) One Albany commissioner is working with Phoebe Health works to combat diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
In Dougherty County 15 percent of residents are living with diabetes. (Source: WALB) In Dougherty County 15 percent of residents are living with diabetes. (Source: WALB)
Jon Howard, City Commissioner (Source: WALB) Jon Howard, City Commissioner (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One Albany commissioner is working with Phoebe Health works to combat diabetes in South Georgia. 

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 29-million Americans have diabetes.

About one-fifth of them don't know they have it. 

Here in Dougherty County, 15 percent of residents are living with diabetes.

At tomorrow's meeting, a certified diabetes education will walk you through the warning signs and answer any questions you have.

"Its a big issue in Dougherty County because it's our lifestyle. It's what we eat and we don't monitor it," said Jon Howard, City Commissioner.

It's from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the East Albany Police Department Community Center on 1721 East Oglethorpe.

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