||From November 1997
through February 1998 local health professionals wrote short articles about diabetes, its
complications, and prevention of complications. Articles were reviewed by the Diabetes
Connection chair to be sure that the reading level was at 6th grade or less and at 14
point font. The articles were then published in the local newspaper, read on the radio,
and placed in grocery stores and other local establishments to develop the “media
blitz.” This strategy allowed for many citizens to hear or read this information.