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Apr 17, 2023

According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, diabetes is an epidemic in the United States – affecting over 34 million Americans. There are approximately 255,000 Kansans with diagnosed diabetes. In addition, 66,000 have diabetes but don’t know it and every year another 20,000 people in Kansas are diagnosed with diabetes. K-State Research and Extension offers a self-paced, online series of its Dining with Diabetes program to help address the health concerns of a disease that affects one in nine Kansas adults. Southeast family and consumer sciences regional specialist and Kansas Dining with Diabetes coordinator, Christina Holmes, says the first of five weekly sessions begins May 1st.


Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.