Diabetes

November 8, 2018

Get in Control of Your Life When You Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kimberly Freeman, RN, Diabetes Program, and Michael Hanlon, Diabetes Intervention “Let’s get this done. I don’t want diabetes to win.” A powerful quote by Ann, a resident in McDowell County who’s taking control of her diabetes with the Taking Control of Type 2 (TCT2) Diabetes program. Her words symbolize the beginning of a journey […]

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November 2, 2018

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program Offers Successful Strategies for Those at Risk

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Since November is American Diabetes Month, I’d like to talk about how diabetes impacts our community, and what Transylvania Regional Hospital is doing to help community members manage or even avoid developing diabetes. Healthy lifestyle habits like good food choices and ensuring physical activity are potent tools everyone […]

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November 2, 2018

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Meets Patients with Diabetes Where They Are Through Education and Support

By Karen Gorby President/CNO, Angel Medical Center November is a time of thanksgiving, and I am grateful that our community continues to entrust its care to us. This month is also American Diabetes Month. As you may know, our region is part of the “Diabetes Belt,” a description for the area of the country where […]

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April 10, 2018

Farmers Market Shopping with Diabetes in Mind

Spring means time to hit the farmers market for the freshest locally grown foods. It’s good for you, and it’s good for the community. But, having diabetes doesn’t mean saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits and starchy vegetables. “Fruits and veggies are packed full of nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for health […]

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March 27, 2018

Changing Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle – 5 Ways You Can Make It Work

How do you actually come up with a plan and follow through with it long enough to make it actually work?

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December 28, 2017

Are You Making “SMART” New Year’s Resolutions? Follow These Expert Tips

By Morgan Rettig Clinical Nutritionist Educator With 2019 just around the corner, many of us will be making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. Resolutions related to health improvements are often at the top of the list with popular picks including losing weight, eating better and exercising more. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent […]

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December 4, 2017

Low-Carb Hacks – Healthy, Nutritious Carbohydrate Options for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, eating a nutritious diet is crucial to regulating blood sugar levels. Yet, managing carbohydrates can be challenging. Here are some carb-friendly tips and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Befriend Carbs In proper quantities, carbohydrates themselves aren’t bad, said Stacy Eilers, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator at Mission […]

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November 20, 2017

Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You from Having a Happy and Healthy Holiday

By Stacy Eilers Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Diabetes Center The holidays are traditionally a time to enjoy family, friends and food. Unfortunately, we have a habit of focusing too much on the food part, and Americans gain about one to two pounds during the season. That may not seem like much, but research shows that […]

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August 25, 2017

The Heart Truth about Diabetes – Greater Risk for Heart Problems

“People with diabetes are at higher risk of heart disease as a result of insulin resistance and high blood sugar, both of which are damaging to blood vessels,” said Autumn Carroll, clinical pharmacist and diabetes educator at Mission Health. “This damage to blood vessels can happen in any area of the body, but when it […]

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April 28, 2017

Dining Out with Diabetes – Seven Tips for Making Your Next Meal Out Healthy and Enjoyable

Whether it’s a special occasion or a weeknight with no time to cook, going out for a meal is something to look forward to — but it can be a challenge if you have diabetes. With diet restrictions and blood sugar issues, eating out can feel like an obstacle course in temptation. Here are some […]

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