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69% - the percentage of US adults who are overweight or obese

Prediabetes: the Ultimate Wake-Up Call

If the weatherman told you a storm was coming, you’d carry an umbrella, right? If the landlord said he was turning the water off at noon, you’d shower before then, correct? And if your GPS showed two hours of traffic ahead, you’d probably take another route, wouldn’t you? That’s the beauty of warnings. They give [...]

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What You Don’t Know (about diabetes) CAN Hurt You

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported in that in 2013, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes, but 8.1 million of those were undiagnosed. There were also 86 million Americans with pre-diabetes. Many adults do not know they have a problem and many more may not even know of the term “pre-diabetes.” What is pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes is [...]

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Understanding Diabetes Tests

Diabetes is tricky because even before you notice symptoms, high blood sugar can damage parts of your body. So, why wait until you recognize the symptoms? Be proactive and find out your blood sugar levels before they become problematic—this could save you a lot of trouble in the future! To find out if you have [...]

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Nicki Young

I would like to thank Dr. Chamberlain and Emily Gilgen, diabetes educator at the St. Mark’s Diabetes Center, for helping me so much over the past two years in managing my Type 1 Diabetes.  They have answered every question I ask, share good information, and their help has been invaluable. I was diagnosed 46 years [...]

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Jenell Wilson

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was four years old. While under the supervised-care on my mom, I was a perfect diabetic. But when I hit my teenage years, things went downhill, fast. My A1C jumped to a 14%. I hardly tested my blood sugar and I did maybe one shot of [...]

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