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.