Tag Archives: Ann Constance

Online diabetes program studied, by Ann Constance

Volunteers needed to test effectiveness of workshops People with Type 2 diabetes can learn life skills for daily management of their disease during a free online workshop and study. Without proper management, diabetes can lead to such complications as heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, kidney failure and blindness. The online workshop, “Self-Management @ Stanford: […]

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UPDON fundraiser set for April 30

What do a doctor, a miner, a musher and an accomplished pianist have in common? They are Marquette County residents showing their support for the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network (UPDON) by sharing their time and talents on April 30 for the first ever Diabetes…Silent No More Silent Auction and Evening of Entertainment. This event is […]

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World Diabetes Day celebrated locally, by Ann Constance

On December 20 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a landmark resolution recognizing diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease. The resolution designates World Diabetes Day as a United Nations Day to be observed every year starting in 2007. Groups around the globe will be recognizing World Diabetes Day on November […]

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Coping with diabetes, by Ann Constance

How those with the disease can avoid heart attack or stroke Carol Grafford, a diabetes educator at Portage Health System in Hancock, has lived with diabetes for more than thirty years. Simply having diabetes increases her chances of having a heart attack or stroke by 400 to 600 percent. Fortunately, Grafford knows she doesn’t have […]

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State, local programs promote active, healthy lifestyles, by Ann Constance

According to Michigan’s Surgeon General Kimberlydawn Wisdom, people in Michigan are among the most overweight in the United States. In 2002, sixty-two percent of Michigan adults were either obese or overweight. Unhealthy lifestyles like these increase the risk for more than thirty chronic diseases that can be prevented, including the leading causes of death—heart disease, […]

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