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What Are the 2 Greatest Health Crises for Our Local Communities?

Posted by Dr. Bonsteel on April 12, 2017

The greatest health crises in Gridley, Biggs, Live Oak and the surrounding towns, are the same as in the entire world: the overweight crisis and the resulting diabetes crisis. 

Data has been gathered in the United States since the 1920's on how long people live. Thanks to the advances in medical care, people kept living longer and longer - until recently.

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Topics: Diabetes, Childhood Obesity

The Fundamentals of Diabetes: Definition, Development and Diagnosis

Posted by Staff on December 28, 2016

Our bodies are a complex structure with many interconnected layers and parts that allow the body to work. Our cells and organs are incredibly sophisticated in working together within the different systems of the body so that we can function the way we’re supposed to. But when one part of our body isn’t working correctly, it can have a domino effect on our body – the way we feel and our quality of life. This is true with diabetes, a common disease, that is treatable.

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Topics: Diabetes

Learn the Basics of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Posted by Jay Croy, RN on November 16, 2016

We mostly read about people with Type 2 Diabetes; this is an adult onset Diabetes where the pancreas slows down its function and doesn’t put out enough insulin to maintain a normal blood sugar. If it comes to a point where the pancreas cannot keep up with the weight and size of the person, which is requiring more insulin, the person becomes a Type 2 Diabetic.

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Topics: Diabetes

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