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Diabetes Self-Management Journey to Health

Diabetes Self-Management Journey to Health

  Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. They are also the leading drivers of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual healthcare costs. In the United States, one in two adults has a chronic condition and one in...

Patient Safety and Engagement

Patient Safety and Engagement

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal August 2019 issue. Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Health care is a complex, adaptive system where people, processes and technology intersect in a work...

Care Management:  A Good Habit for Patient and Provider

Care Management: A Good Habit for Patient and Provider

Good habits are hard to form and bad habits are hard to break. Even with a strong motive, basic lifestyle changes are a challenge for most people. Individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes face the added layer of monitoring blood sugar levels and/or managing...

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...

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