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Early Intervention Can Prevent Diabetes

Early Intervention Can Prevent Diabetes

It is no secret there is a high prevalence of diabetes across the country. Recent estimates report 10.5 percent of the US population is diagnosed with diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota is similar, with a recent estimate showing 9.9 percent of...

The Diabetes Epidemic: Prevention is Key

The Diabetes Epidemic: Prevention is Key

In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.¹ According to the North Dakota Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, over 50,000 North Dakotans have...

Lunch and Learn Series to Increase Diabetes Awareness

Lunch and Learn Series to Increase Diabetes Awareness

Limited Healthcare Access Strains Diabetes Management Individuals served by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country routinely experience the strain of limited healthcare access due to geographic, financial, or cultural barriers. The added...

Lunch and Learn Series to Increase Diabetes Awareness

CDC Type 1 Diabetes Information Now en Español

Did you know that type 1 diabetes is increasing in our nation’s young people, especially among Hispanic youth? CDC’s new type 1 diabetes section is now available in Spanish to reach more people in our communities who can benefit from this important information. In...

Did You Know? | Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Did You Know? | Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Did You Know? Less than 7 percent of people with diabetes receive Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support Services (DSMES) the first year they’re diagnosed. There is strong evidence that participating in DSMES can improve health outcomes. Lower A1C levels,...

Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gap

Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gap

Confidante. Helper. Friend. Trusted Resource. These are all descriptors for Jordan Bergmann, a community health worker (CHW) who helps bridge the gap for individuals in need of community services or health care programs in Bismarck, North Dakota. “In order to connect...

Screen, Test, Refer to Prevent Diabetes

Screen, Test, Refer to Prevent Diabetes

  As blood circulates through every major organ, it becomes a key source of information for how well the body is functioning. A routine schedule to screen and test for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels can help manage, and even prevent, a...

Recommendation to Reality for Chronic Disease Prevention

Recommendation to Reality for Chronic Disease Prevention

Changing eating and exercise habits are common lifestyle recommendations for improving health and preventing disease. Too often a health crisis or unexpected chronic disease diagnosis turns these recommendations into medical necessities. Implementing an effective...

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