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Friday, October 20, 2017

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Tambra Sellers, RN

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, diabetes affects approximately 30 million people nationwide. It is a chronic disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal.

In general, people with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes, formally called juvenile diabetes, is a disease of the immune system, the body’s system for fighting infection. With this type of diabetes the insulin-producing cells (beta cells) are attacked by the immune system preventing the pancreas from being able to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease and is common in adults, but can occur at any age.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Portion Control May Help You Reach Your New Year's Resolution

Alison Baker, MD, of Sullivan Clinic explains that your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight, portion control can be key to your success. Use this guide to help you reach your goal. 

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Monday, December 07, 2015

Healthy Holidays!

Susan Mitchell-Derenski, WHNP-BC at Contemporary Women's Health Explains How to Keep Healthy Goals Alive and Active During the Holiday Season
Holiday family get-togethers, holiday light tours, and cookie exchanges all feature delicious treats, yet they are not always the healthiest. The holiday season has a lot of temptations that can quickly get people off track from accomplishing their health and fitness goals.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Having a Team is an Important Part of Diabetes Management

Mireille EL Hayek, MD, and Robert Rilpuou, MD, both board-certified endocrinologists, speak on the importance of teamwork
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, did you know there is much more than the clinical side to managing diabetes? Dr. EL Hayek and Dr. Rilpuou, both endocrinologists at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, shed light on the management of diabetes and the importance of the support team!
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Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s Back to School Time - Time to Refocus on Your Health (If You Got Off Track)!

Maria Walls, ANP, explains 6 easy ways to get back on track with your health this fall

If you’re anything like me, summer was filled with vacations, barbecues, weddings and other functions all of which revolved around socializing and food.  Many of us easily get out of our normal routines and can easily slide back into unhealthy habits.  

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