Ector County Health Department, Medical Center Hospital Teaming Up to Educate Citizens About Diabetes

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - The Ector County Health Department and Medical Center Hospital will be joining forces to help curb a very common health problem.

A team of healthcare workers from both organizations will be put together to go out into the community to educate and screen for those who may have diabetes.

Those who do will be referred to local health providers so they can be treated.

The County Health Department says they have experience in reaching out into the community and helping with prevention and education.

They expect that by working with Medical Center Hospital on this health issue, they will be able to make an impact.

County health officials say 10 percent of the population are either pre-diabetic or diabetic and are not even aware they have the disorder.