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St. Bernards hosts diabetes awareness program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Million of Americans are walking around with a deadly disease and don't even know it.  A Region 8 Hospital is working to keep residents informed about diabetes.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.

To help shed light on the problem, St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute hosted a lunch-and-learn on Friday. 

Participants learned warning signs, how to treat diabetes, and what non detection can lead to.

"Diabetes affects a lot of things in our bodies.  Our vision, our kidneys, our nerves, our heart." Melissa Ward, Coordinator for the Diabetes Management Center at St. Bernards.

Ward says some classic signs are increased fatigue, thirst, vision changes and frequent urination.

She adds that through education and detection, people can control diabetes.

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