Feb 22, 2021
In Kansas, 9.4% of the adult population have been diagnosed with diabetes and it is the 7th leading cause of death. It is also costly. Those who have diabetes have medical expenses that are nearly two-and-a-half times higher than those who do not have the disease. K-State Research and Extension is launching an online course designed specifically for prediabetics, people with type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Kansas State University professor and Extension specialist Gayle Price, program director for Dining with Diabetes, and Sedgwick County Extension nutrition, health and wellness agent, Sara Sawer, says this new, self-paced, online course provides the skills needed to promote good health.
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