During the winter of 2010-11, Everette Ray Roberts, of Mingo County, was constantly thirsty. He had dizzy spells. He'd wake up sweating. A doctor referred him to diabetes counselor Vicky Lynn Hatfield. "I lucked out," Roberts said. "If it hadn't been for Vicki, I'd probably be in kidney failure now."
Everette Roberts in Oct., 2011 (left) and April, 2012. "Quitting soda pop, eating right and staying active has made a world of difference," Roberts said in April. "I don't get sweats and blurry vision any more, I've got a lot more energy, and my outlook is better."