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Sounding Board: Living with Diabetes

This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 8, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about living with diabetes in Western Alaska.

1 in 20 Alaskans are currently living with diabetes. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in the state, and annual costs for treating the disease exceed over $350 million dollars a year.

  • What effect has this disease had on your life or the lives of your loved ones?
  • What advice would you offer to those currently struggling with the disease?
  • How does diabetes affect those diagnosed – on a social, economic, or emotional level?
  • What resources are available to those currently living with the disease? What resources would you like to see offered?