March 22, 2016

Managing Diabetes, One Day at a Time: How Tommy Opliger Turned His Health Around

Before retirement, Tommy Opliger was an over-the-road truck driver. While he enjoyed his profession, he admits it wasn’t conducive to a healthy lifestyle. “I ate at a lot of fast food restaurants, a lot of truck stops and a lot of buffets,” he said. “And there was very little exercise. I rode in the truck […]

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November 17, 2015

Expert Advice on Preventing Diabetes from the Director of Mission Health’s Diabetes Center

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so Dr. Valerie Garrett, Medical Director of the Diabetes Center at Mission Health, explains how simple lifestyle changes and can greatly reduce your risk of developing diabetes. If you have questions about more ways to prevent the onset of diabetes, or if you already have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, contact […]

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June 24, 2015

Helpful Summer Tips for Managing Diabetes

  Simple tips from a nurse, pharmacist and dietitian to use during the summer months for people with diabetes! Heat can really affect BG meters and strips—do not leave them in the car on a hot summer day. Heat can ruin insulin! Do not leave insulin on a window sill or in your car. Keep your insulin […]

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