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From Resolution to Long-Term Solution: Healthier Lifestyle Choices

From Resolution to Long-Term Solution: Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier are always on the top of the New Year’s Resolution list. The gym is packed for the first few weeks and the vegetable tray is a fixture at the dinner table.  And then, life gets in the way.  For individuals with chronic...

A Mom’s Journey from Caregiver to DEEP Leader

A Mom’s Journey from Caregiver to DEEP Leader

When her youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 15 years ago, Chris Gathright was thankful for the routine diabetes care appointments and support group available. As she raised a child with diabetes, the value of education and lifestyle change became...

Prevention through Education Critical for Quality Diabetes Care

Prevention through Education Critical for Quality Diabetes Care

This interview was first published in the November 2017 issue of the QIO News. Sue Fleck, RN, MMHS, is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). An 18-year employee of...

Inspire Employees; Make Wellness Your Business

Inspire Employees; Make Wellness Your Business

Healthcare providers and their teams serve and treat patients on a daily basis. However, healthcare professionals may suffer from chronic diseases,  i.e., diabetes, flu and other health conditions themselves. With workers in America today spending more than one-third...

Celebrating World Diabetes Day

Celebrating World Diabetes Day

Recognizing the growing number of individuals with diabetes and the specific concern for women's rights regarding health, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), established November 14 as World Diabetes...

Improving Lives through Better Choices with Love INC

Improving Lives through Better Choices with Love INC

Individuals living in poverty struggle to maintain the basic daily needs of food, clothing and shelter. Those with pre-diabetes or diabetes have the added challenge of managing a chronic illness. Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) is a volunteer organization based...

Beware of Diabetes: Check Your Blood

Beware of Diabetes: Check Your Blood

Vampires and zombies are very familiar with blood. As American Diabetes Month begins these Halloween characters are the perfect reminders for those at risk of developing diabetes to check blood glucose levels. The growing number of individuals living with diabetes is...

People with Diabetes Urged to Get the Flu Shot

People with Diabetes Urged to Get the Flu Shot

  Medical Xpress recently reported that doctors are urging people with diabetes to get their flu vaccination, particularly this year, with predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season. Many people with diabetes do not get a seasonal flu shot, according to the...

Recommend the Best Diabetes Education Program

Recommend the Best Diabetes Education Program

Healthcare professionals have a variety of self-management education programs to choose from for individuals struggling to manage or prevent diabetes. Understanding the purpose for each program and using the power of provider referral to recommend the best option may...

Age, Race and Education Impact Diabetes

Age, Race and Education Impact Diabetes

Every 19 seconds someone’s life is changed by the results of a blood test diagnosing diabetes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017, 30.3 million people (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) were...

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