Stories tagged with: diabetes

November 14, 2012 - 8:42pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

November is national diabetes month, and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to make sure you know the dangers of diabetes and who is at risk.

One out of every three people in the United States is diabetic or"pre-diabetic. When managed properly, someone with the chronic disease can usually do well, but if diabetes is left untreated, it can lead to other serious health problems.

Diabetes is a disease where the pancreas does not produce or can not produce...

November 8, 2010 - 6:56pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

It's a medical issue that affects 27 million Americans, including children, and it's growing.

Medical experts say diabetes is a huge problem in our country, with the focus zoning in on two-type diabetes, and they're linking it to the obesity epidemic.

"I'm really concerned it's going to spiral out of control. It's too much fun to eat for people. It's a very vicious cycle. You're overweight so you're less active. Then you sit around, and you eat more, " says Dr. Vicki...

September 28, 2010 - 2:52pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

A “Walk To Cure Diabetes” will take place this Sunday in Columbus. The event will be held at the Ohio State University in the south stands. If you would like to participate check-in is at 9:00 am and the walk, which is two miles, starts at 10:30. To register online go to For more information you can call the Mid-Ohio Chaper at 614 464-2873

April 30, 2010 - 6:40pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Area residents will have the chance to lace up their tennis shoes and walk for a good cause.

Foxfire High School is sponsoring the third annual Walk for Diabetes.

"Foxfire is challenging other schools, but individuals can walk in this event themselves," said Dr. Charles Cerney, Vice President of the Muskingum Chapter of the Diabetes Initiative. "There's a $5 contribution to walk or walkers can have sponsors."

The walk will be held Saturday, May 14...

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