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SEARHC holds talk on traditional foods and diabetes


October 31, 2019

Alaska wild berries: Raspberries, Salmonberries and Blueberries.

WRANGELL - SEARHC, the medical provider that recently took over management of the Wrangell Medical Center and is currently overseeing construction of a new hospital, held a talk Monday, Oct. 21, on diabetes and traditional foods. The talk was lead by Kelly Lakin, a diabetes educator with SEARHC.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when one's blood sugar is too high, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Insulin is a hormone that the body produces to transfer sugar from food and drinks to the body's cells, providing energy. If the body does not prod...

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