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 […]