The number of Kentuckians diagnosed with diabetes has steadily increased over the years.
According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 355,000
Kentuckians were diagnosed with diabetes in 2010, compared to just 109,000 in 1994.
In the Hopkinsville-Christian County area, patients are often diagnosed and treated by staffers at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Congressman Ed Whitfield visited staffers at Jennie Stuart’s newly established wound healing center, which sees a lot of diabetic patients suffering from various injuries like diabetic ulcers.
While visiting with hospital staff, Congressman Whitfield spoke about recently introduced health care legislation.
Whitfield is also the co-chair of the diabetes caucus in the U.S. Congress and following his visit at Jennie Stuart, he stated he believed the hospital provided top-notch health care services.