The War on Diabetes
Feb 4, 2014
Topics include: The Chronic Care Model for Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes Management, and Diabetes in the Pediatric Population.
Cold and Flu Tips for Diabetics
Nov 19, 2013
It is Cold and Flu Season!Searching for relief for your runny nose, sore throat, or cough? Because illness causes your body to release stress hormones that naturally raise blood glucose, you'll want to be sure that over-the-counter medications won't increase blood glucose levels, too.Keep it simple...
Nurse teaches diabetes facts
Nov 11, 2013
Amy Boothe, RN, never doubts the importance of her work, not when nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million have pre-diabetes. Amy is committed to teaching people how to live with, or in some cases prevent, diabetes. She joined San Luis Valley...
Apps to Help You Manage Diabetes
Aug 16, 2013
The apps below are recommended by Healthline. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviornment, 8.6% of San Luis Valley residents have diabetes.  With rising diabetes rates, managing this condition is more important than ever. Check out these 13 apps to get a better handle on...
Animated Video Explains Diabetes
Aug 16, 2013
Are you confused at what causes diabetes and what is happening in the body?  Do you know the main differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? This animated video will answer your questions.[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHRfDTqPzj4]
8 Week Beginner Walking Plan
Jul 10, 2013
Getting started on a new exercise plan can be tough.  Here are some tips to help you accomplish your goals. Healthy Tips: Set personal goals that are attainable Record progress including a food and fitness journal Drink at least two quarts of water per day Before exercising: Choose foods low in fat...
Exercise Tips for Diabetics
Jul 10, 2013
As you begin your transformation, it’s important to remember to listen to your body.  Beginning an exercise routine isn’t easy.  It takes patience, commitment and forgiveness. With each new progression, comes a new challenge and patience will be key when first starting out.  There will be times it...
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Jul 10, 2013
By Tom Deegan, RN Tom works at Rio Grande Inn in La Jara and has written Healthcare: A View from the Trenches about his experiences as a traveling nurse. You're Not a Volunteer Nobody volunteers for diabetes. This is a lingering condition, with many hospitalizations for kidney failure, neuropathy...
Type 1 vs Type 2: What's the Difference?
Jun 13, 2013
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone necessary to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into the energy needed for daily life.  In the San Luis Valley, we have a significantly higher death rate of diabetes than the rest of Colorado....
Prevent Diabetes with Diet & Exercise
Jun 13, 2013
If you have pre-diabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk of developing heart disease. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. Those with pre-...

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