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Free diabetes screening across the Cape Fear

This week, the Wilmington Family YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is holding FREE diabetes screenings.

CDC: New diabetes cases in US adults are dropping

Health officials say fewer cases of diabetes are being diagnosed in U.S. adults.

Drug maker Novo Nordisk adding nearly 700 jobs at new plant

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk plans to build a North Carolina diabetes drug manufacturing plant that is projected to employ nearly 700 people.

Wilmington teen headed for DC to lobby for type 1 diabetes

"I've known many people who have said, 'I would just love love love to have that technology, but my insurance company just doesn't cover it,'" Medlicott said.

Happening this Weekend: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

videoHappening this weekend is the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Mayfaire in Wilmington. The event brings people from all over the area to raise awareness and money for research. This year you can walk a 1 mile or 5K route, enjoy a kids corner, live music and a lunch of BBQ and hot dogs.

Padgett undergoes successful transplant

video The Wilmington City Council had a full docket at their Tuesday meeting, but instead of talking dollars and cents the biggest announcement was about the health of a councilwoman.

FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.

Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar.

Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission

New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

The New Hanover County school board held a special meeting on Monday to discuss whether or not to allow elementary schools to move to full-time in-person learning.

Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Flooding is always a major concern along the coast during hurricane season. In Carolina Beach, occasional flooding has been happening over the past several years when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.