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Experts discuss diabetes in next 'Arkansans Ask' Jan. 19 on AETN

Posted 17 Jan 2017

'Arkansans Ask: Diabetes' will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 29 million adults in the United States are living with diabetes, and 25 percent of them don't even know it.

A panel of experts will discuss the types of diabetes, symptoms, risks, and how to manage living with this chronic disease. Guests include: Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan, state chronic disease director at the Arkansas Department of Health; Rhonda Monfee, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator at Conway Regional Health System; and Rachel Johnson, RN, certified diabetes educator and diabetes nurse coordinator at the Arkansas Department of Health. Steve Barnes will host.

Viewers may submit questions and comments at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

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