The new Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University will host community programs and conduct research on public health problems like type 2 diabetes, infant mortality, teen pregnancy, obesity and AIDS.
State Rep. Matt Ramsey has introduced legislation that would require school system to have at least two personnel trained in diabetes treatment. The Peachtree City Republican says he became aware of the issue last year after his child was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.
City employees on the verge of developing diabetes in Columbus, Macon and Athens-Clarke County will soon get help. A study by University of Georgia researchers will help workers manage their weight and reduce their risk of becoming Type II diabetics.