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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...

A New Take on the Buddy System for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

A New Take on the Buddy System for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

  Strong relationships in every aspect of life have a direct impact on health. Family, friends and colleagues immediately come to mind, but many individuals forget to consider healthcare professionals as key members of their support network. These relationships...

Getting to the Heart of Diabetes

Getting to the Heart of Diabetes

  People living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. In the United States, every 80 seconds an adult with diabetes is hospitalized, and every 2 minutes an adult with diabetes is hospitalized for a stroke. For adults at...

Mastering the Process is at the Heart of Quality Improvement

Mastering the Process is at the Heart of Quality Improvement

Change is a process. Those who manage change that leads to quality improvement have mastered the steps and embraced the tools to identify and address obstacles and challenges effectively. Healthcare is one of many industries requiring continual quality improvement...

Prescription for Health Tool Available

Prescription for Health Tool Available

Great Plains QIN is partnering with communities throughout the region to unite stakeholders, consumers and healthcare providers to improve communication and care coordination – resulting in reduced hospital admissions, readmissions and medication harm. A team at Great...

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