March 21, 2018

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Bringing Prediabetes Care to Willmar

Bill was 52 when he learned he was prediabetic. It came as a shock to him. He felt fine. He wasn’t really sure if there was something he should be doing about his prediabetes. Bill is one of the estimated 79 million adults in the U.S. that have prediabetes. When someone has prediabetes, it means [More]

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Remember when you were a kid, and mom wouldn’t let you leave without finishing all of those vegetables on your plate? Believe it or not, as a dietitian I wasn’t one of those moms. Because I knew the benefits of the good fruits and veggies, we exposed our kids to these foods as often as [More]

Can I Eat Sweets if I Have Diabetes?

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to eat your favorite “fill-in-the-blank” sugary snack or dessert again.  By avoiding your favorite treats completely, it can make you feel deprived which makes a healthy diet less sustainable.  Be smart about what and how much sugary food you eat and when you eat it. As a [More]

Preparing for a Child-Free Getaway: What Medical Information Should You Leave with Your Child’s Caregiver?

Everyone deserves a kid-free getaway every now and then. But leaving your children can be a scary experience whether you’re leaving them for the first time or the one hundredth. What happens when you drop your kids off with grandma and grandpa and there is a medical emergency? Or what if you’re relying on them [More]

The “P” Word: Is Puberty Starting Earlier?

A national study by the American Academy of Pediatrics recently found that boys are entering puberty at earlier ages – anywhere from six months to two years earlier than previously assumed.  Former studies have shown that girls also appear to be hitting puberty earlier, but this is the first time an accurate study has been [More]

Are Your Co-Workers Making You Fat?

Most of us have succumbed to the pressure to eat something we didn’t need or necessarily want when at a work related function. And we would agree that our work environment and co-workers good, or not so good, intentions can be a hindrance to achieving a healthy weight. Influence of Social Networks on Obesity Recent [More]