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Hospital educates Jonesboro on Type 2 Diabetes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Representatives with a local hospital are working to raise awareness about a disease on the rise.

Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital hosted a luncheon on Wednesday at Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro. The hospital spoke about the Type 2 Diabetes at the luncheon.

The hospital said they hope to educate as many people as possible on symptoms, treatments and forms of prevention.

Denell Whittingham lives in Harrisburg and said getting informed was important for her.

"My husband is a type 2 diabetic and so, of course, I'm preparing meals," said Whittingham. "So, the more educated I am about the meals that he's eating and I put before myself and my family, you know, the healthier we'll all be."

According to the American Diabetes Association, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds.

About 230 people attended Wednesday's luncheon.  

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