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Durham Diabetes Coalition Television Show “Living Healthy” Premieres

Show promotes healthy lifestyles for people living with diabetes

Post Date:03/14/2013 11:30 AM

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         Media Contact:  Marissa Mortiboy 
March 14, 2013                                                     Information and Communications Specialist 
                                                                           Office: (919) 560-7891

DURHAM, NC - The new Durham Diabetes Coalition television show, “Living Healthy” is currently airing on Durham Government Television, Time Warner Cable Channel 8.

The 30-minute program hosted by Jannah Bierens, Public Health Education Specialist with the Durham County Department of Public Health, will feature segments on topics such as nutrition, physical activity, local resources, diabetes information, and personal stories of Durham residents living with type 2 diabetes.

“This TV show will give us a chance to connect with Durham residents and give them tips and tools to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Public Health Director, Gayle Harris. “This show will benefit anyone who watches, but we hope it will help people manage their diabetes successfully.”

The Durham Diabetes Coalition is a partnership among the Durham County Department of Public Health, Duke University, the University of Michigan Center for Geospatial Medicine, Durham health and community organizations, faith-based groups, local

government, and community members working together to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for Durham County adults living with type 2 diabetes.

Episodes of “Living Healthy” produced in association with Durham-based Velasquez Media, will air throughout 2013. An archive of “Living Healthy” and other related videos can be viewed at

For more information about topics seen on “Living Healthy” such as recipes and resources, visit

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