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Diabetes

If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems.

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Mark Klesmit

Small changes lead to improved health with Type 2 diabetes

Mark Kelsmit's journey toward a healthier lifestyle began when some unsettling symptoms and and a blood sugar test revealed he had Type 2 diabetes.

July 8, 2019
Healthy living with diabetes: Take small steps, get physical activity, take time or yourself and eat healthy.

Tips for living well with Type 2 diabetes

It can come as a shock to be diagnosed with a long-term illness. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless, but it’s important to know how to manage those feelings and learn how to cope with the daily stress of living with Type 2 diabetes.

April 3, 2019
Ken Moore

Diabetes education classes lead to improved quality of life

Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

March 12, 2019
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Diabetes: Definition, prevention and warning signs

The topic of diabetes becoming a serious concern in the U.S. is nothing new. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for the vast majority of diagnosed diabetes cases, can be delayed or even prevented. And if you’ve already been diagnosed, you may be able to manage the condition with a healthy lifestyle and without medication.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin December 31, 2018
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How to live well with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes affects major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. But you can live well with diabetes. Here's how.

Laurie Logan MD By Laurie Logan September 6, 2018
Adolescent boy with diabetes getting a finger stick to check blood sugars

Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 15 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Get the risk factors, and learn steps to take to prevent your child from developing it.

July 18, 2018
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Life with diabetes: What happens as we age?

If you have diabetes, you might encounter the effects of complications as you move into the latter part of your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of adults age 65 and older have prediabetes and 25 percent have diabetes.

Lynn Severson, N.P., C.D.E. By Lynn Severson March 1, 2018
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Caring for a loved one with diabetes

Oftentimes in a diabetic person's life, he or she may need the help of a loved one. A diabetic person encounters many stages in life. Sure, it can be difficult at times, but the more prepared you are, the better you can handle the situation.

Kristi Stemsrud PAC By Kristi Stemsrud December 12, 2017
Jack Gadient

Quarterback shuts out Type I diabetes

Between school, football, farming and living the life of a high school senior, Jack Gadient manages Type I diabetes, which he was diagnosed with when he was 7.

November 30, 2017
Colin Minehart

Little changes, big results: After managing his diabetes, Colin Minehart wants to help others

Colin Minehart, a 61-year-old resident of Albert Lea, Minnesota, was determined to improve his health. He listened to what his doctors told him. But, for some reason, he found it hard to follow their advice.

October 4, 2017
Diabetes

Diabetes: What you need to know — and do

If current trends continue, as many as one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050. That projection is staggering, but it doesn't necessarily have to come true. Almost 30 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes, and there are several forms of the disease.

Kristi Stemsrud PAC By Kristi Stemsrud August 2, 2017
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Lifestyle changes bring rapid results for diabetes patient

Has life got you tired much of the time? Read how a simple diabetes test, some lifestyle changes and support from others turned that around for Debbie Hundley.

August 2, 2017