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ER visits for diabetes on the rise in Georgia
Clinic providing care, education for uninsured
Mercy medical
Roughly twice a month, a charitable clinic in rural South Georgia gets a referral from a local hospital regarding a patient with diabetes. In each case, the patient had been treated in the hospital ER, and has no regular access to care. The Mercy Ministries in Lyons, which serves low-income uninsured people, then accepts that patient into the clinic, providing not only primary care but also an education program to manage the disease.
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