For west Georgia residents at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Get Healthy, Live Well is offering a free, personalized approach to preventing the disease.
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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering employees a new chance to be healthy and overcome a costly, chronic disease: diabetes.
Nearly one in 10 Georgians lives with diabetes, and thousands more are at risk of developing the disease. While many need to learn how to live well with the disease, for others, it may be entirely preventable.
Tanner Health System launched a number of successful health promotion programs across west Georgia in 2013 through its Get Healthy, Live Well initiative, a program designed to reduce chronic disease risks for the 151,000 residents of Carroll, Haralson
Originally published Jan. 23, 2012
Originally published Aug. 19, 2013
Diabetes is a serious disease of numbers and lifestyle balance.
More than 700,000 adults in Georgia live with diabetes – nearly 10 percent of the state’s population.
When David Eller’s doctor told him that he had type 2 diabetes nearly 20 years ago, his wife, Helen Eller, was worried. She was sure her husband wouldn’t cooperate with the drastic changes to diet and lifestyle that the disease requires.