Melissa In The Morning: World Diabetes Day

Vector Illustration on the theme World Diabetes Day.

Melissa In The Morning: World Diabetes Day

National statistics prove we are way too reliant on our phones. Data shows: Americans check their phones 144 times per day — 89% of Americans say they check their phones within the first 10 minutes of waking up — 75% of Americans feel uneasy leaving their phone at home…you get the point! Counselor, Julius Dudics, talks about phone addiction and how to create boundaries for kids AND adults. (0:00)

Ahead of the cold months and gift giving season, we focused on animal cruelty. Do people know how to handle pets in the cold? And do you know how to detect puppy mill purchases? Virginia Maxwell from UNH shares her professional insight on this. (14:20)

It is World Diabetes Day and we wanted to focus especially on detecting pre-diabetes. More than 1 in 3 people are pre-diabetic, but most have no idea. We spoke with Dr. Christopher Holliday from the CDC about testing for pre-diabetes and how to reverse the problem. (29:45)

AAA projects 55.4 million travelers will journey 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, defined as Wednesday November 22 to Sunday the 26th. The travel volume this year reflects an increase of 2.3% over last year and marks the third-highest Thanksgiving travel since AAA began tracking in 2000. We spoke with Alec Slatky of AAA about the findings and what people should know ahead of next week. (38:30).

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