Macon Food Story, Chapter 8: How what we eat affects our health

For people who experience food insecurity, there are health problems, but problems also exist for those who don’t experience food insecurity.

Food is all around us, and here in Central Georgia that can mean a lot of unhealthy options.

Healthcare professionals say they’re seeing those diet choices turn into a major diabetes problem.

It’s a diagnosis that William Irby says took him by surprise.

“Like a ton of bricks, it was almost scary, you know,” he said about his reaction.

Irby is not alone. The American Diabetes says more than one million Georgians have diabetes and more than two and a half million are pre-diabetic.

Combined, that’s more than half the state’s adult population.

Read the full story here.