Saturday, November 14, 2009

Diabetes assistance in rural Louisiana

Diabetes is on the rise in rural Louisiana and is projected to increase. In 2008, over 10 percent of Louisiana's adult population suffered from diabetes. A shortage of physicians in these areas results in many difficulties in seeking necessary treatment.

Recently, Foundation for the Mid South has announced it is awarding $150,000 to improve diabetes treatment in the rural South. Testing of the prototype program will begin at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and will likely spread beyond if the program proves successful. View the article here.


Slice of Pink said...

Diabetics in rural areas no doubt face many hurdles in managing their diabetes. In addition to facing difficulties in seeking treatment, they also likely face challenges in getting healthy, nutritious foods. Exercising might also be a challenge, especially in cold weather climates where no gym is available nearby.

I'm happy to hear that the prototype program will attempt to improve rural treatment.

Sharon said...


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Thank You,
Sharon Vegoe