July 22, 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]

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]

Insulin: The Fuel Line for Your Body

Where does your car go when it’s out of gas?  You might get down the block on fumes, but you won’t go very far.  Your body works the same way. In your car fuel is stored in the gas tank, but without a fuel line to get the gas to the engine it won’t help [More]

Living with Diabetes

Imagine a world with no insulin; how would people with diabetes cope with their chronic illness?  All of that changed when in 1922, Frederick Banting and his team discovered insulin in Ontario, Canada. Each year, November 14 is celebrated and is known as World Diabetes Day as we remember the birthday of Dr. Banting and [More]