Sewell meets constituents in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WTOK) - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell meets Tuesday with members of her district in Tuscaloosa.

One topic will be diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama has the highest percentage of adults with diabetes in the nation.

Sewell wants to hear from constituents about the price of medication. From 2002 to 2013 the price of insulin tripled.

Sewell will be at the McDonald Hughes Community Center, 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., starting at 9 a.m.

Sewell plans to discuss the steps Congress is taking to make preventive care more accessible and affordable to all Americans, make diabetes management more affordable and increase funding for diabetes research. Due to the high cost of diabetes on those in the 7th District and the overall economy, Sewell says she's making prevention and health education a priority.

Then at 11 a.m., Sewell meets the public for a town hall, also at the McDonald Hughes Community Center. The town hall will provide an opportunity for constituents to share their views and concerns with Sewell and hear updates on the latest legislative action in Washington and will be open to the public.