Blog For Tag "wellness"

  • 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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  • Mask Up, Lather Up, Sleeve Up: Flu Season is Here

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 We have a challenging fall and winter ahead of us. In addition to the flu virus that circulates every year, we have the virus that causes COVID-19 ever present in our communities. Our healthcare system capacity may be overwhelmed. Yet there are simple measures we can all take to ease this burden.

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  • Insight Into Hospice Care and Services Offered for Alzheimer's Patients

    posted by Alana Kliegl on Monday, September 21, 2020 Although hospice services are often utilized by people with a cancer diagnosis, hospice services are also readily available to anyone who, if determined by a physician, is predicted to have a life expectancy of 6 months or less, if the disease were to run its normal course. This means hospice services can be a wonderful benefit for anyone.

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  • Tips for a Healthy “Return to Learn” this School Year

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for supplies. Yet this year is anything but normal. School administrators, health care professionals, and parents are all doing their part to keep kids healthy for their return to school.

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