It’s time to talk: Discussing your healthcare wishes

Joleen Johnson Social Services

Most of us don’t like to think about our health deteriorating, much less talk about it. Do you know what you would like to have happen if you could not care for yourself? Make these decisions easier for your loved ones by talking about them now. If you’re having trouble broaching the subject, consider these […]

Free Diabetes Screenings

Diabetes patient doing glucose level blood test using ultra mini glucometer and small drop of blood from finger and diabetic test strips isolated on a white background.

Redwood Area Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center is joining in the fight to stop diabetes in November as a part of American Diabetes Month®. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050, and an additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for developing type 2 […]

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms

Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults. Symptoms include: Frequent urination Increased thirst Increased Hunger Unexplained weight   loss Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes usually occurs after age 30. Symptoms include: Fatigue Blurred Vision Cuts and sores that don’t heal Dry, itchy skin Infections (or the same infection keeps […]

Diabetes Care at School

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, there is a learning curve that both the child and the parents must go through. They all need to learn how the child’s diabetes can be managed through diet, exercise and medication; how to measure blood sugar; and what to do when blood sugar is too high or […]