JOPLIN, Mo. — Today is World Diabetes Day. Some people may brush it off, but people of the 4-states shouldn’t as diabetes is rising in SWMO. According to Susan Pittman from the Freeman Diabetes Education Clinic — Southwest Missouri’s cases are increasing. In fact, cases in SWMO are 6% higher than in the rest of the state. However, with the right choices that number can change. All it takes is a healthy diet and exercise. This includes limiting carbohydrates to a moderate number.
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