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The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The message below was sent to all Great Plains Quality Innovation Network LAN Partners on Monday, July 5. Passing along again in case you missed it. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is entering a transition phase as the Centers for Medicare &...

Relieving Stress on the Body’s Waste Management System

Relieving Stress on the Body’s Waste Management System

Forgetting to take out the trash and dealing with the odor for an extra week, especially during the hot summer months, is never pleasant.  Still, it is temporary, and the minor oversight increases our appreciation for waste management. In the body, the waste...

Peggy’s Choice: Know the Risk and Learn the Lifestyle

Peggy’s Choice: Know the Risk and Learn the Lifestyle

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day is today, March 26, 2019, and focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and encourages the use of a quick and simple Diabetes Risk Test. Managing diabetes to prevent complications and improve quality of life is a daily...

Rozanne’s Choice: Take the Diabetes Risk Test to Prevent Diabetes

Rozanne’s Choice: Take the Diabetes Risk Test to Prevent Diabetes

Managing diabetes to prevent complications and improve quality of life is a daily reality for 30.3 million Americans. Millions more are unaware they are living with diabetes (7.2 million) or prediabetes (75.6 million).  The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert...

Joe’s Choice: Manage Diabetes Using Lifestyle Change

Joe’s Choice: Manage Diabetes Using Lifestyle Change

Managing diabetes to prevent complications and improve quality of life is a daily reality for 30.3 million Americans. Millions more are unaware they are living with diabetes (7.2 million) or prediabetes (75.6 million).  The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert...

Expose Toes to Save Limbs and Prevent Complications from Diabetes

Expose Toes to Save Limbs and Prevent Complications from Diabetes

  From smooth and polished to callused and stinky, feet provide valuable insights to the health of every individual diagnosed with diabetes. High blood sugar can damage nerves in the feet and legs causing pain and numbness called neuropathy. This lack of feeling...

Kidney Disease: ‘The Silent Killer’

Kidney Disease: ‘The Silent Killer’

Kidney disease is often referred to as the “silent killer” and often presents no symptoms in its earliest phase. Education, awareness, lifestyle choices, and knowing what can cause kidneys to fail can make a significant difference in preventing kidney...