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  • Celebrating the Holidays Safely to Remain Healthy

    posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

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  • Healthy Holiday Nutrition Tips

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 The holiday season is usually packed full of parties, shopping, decorating, extra errands and, of course, eating! It can be hard to see a way to get through this time without gaining weight. But, with a little planning ahead, you can.

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  • Learn to Manage Your Diabetes

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Monday, November 16, 2020 If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage. You're expected to eat a healthy and balanced diet, get plenty of physical activity, monitor your blood glucose (sugar) throughout the day, take your medications as prescribed, and do all of this to reduce your risk for complications. At times it might seem overwhelming, but you can thrive with diabetes with the assistance of diabetes care and education specialists.

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  • November Recognized as National Diabetes Month

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 November is designated as National Diabetes Month to help draw awareness to this serious health condition. Approximately 30 million adults in the United States are currently living with diabetes and 84 million with prediabetes. Darlene DeWitt, Spencer Hospital's Registered Dietitian, discusses the risk factors of diabetes, prediabetes, and different lifestyle preventative measures for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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  • Nutritional Benefits of the Sweet Potato

    posted by Jenna Walsh on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse; loaded with iron, calcium, selenium, vitamin C, and majority of B vitamins. Spencer Hospital's Nutritionist, Jenna Walsh, goes into detail of the nutritional benefis for sweet potatoes in addition to providing an easy recipe for preparing this starchy vegetable.

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