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Welcome Dr. Ligaray to Meriter West Washington

  Meriter – UnityPoint Health welcomes endocrinologist Dr. Kenneth Ligaray to our Meriter West Washington clinic, located at 345 West Washington Avenue in Downtown Madison. He helps patients treat and manage a variety of concerns, including diabetes, high blood pressure … Continue reading

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Simple Steps to Stop Type 2 Diabetes

by Gretchen A. Diem, PhD, Health Psychology The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. More than 29 million Americans or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes. In addition to the 29 million who already have diabetes, … Continue reading

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Walk to Stop Diabetes

  Take steps toward a healthier future and find a cure for diabetes by participating in and supporting the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Beginning at Olin Park, enjoy a one or three mile walk along … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation: Is Your Mind and Body at Risk?

Did you know approximately 30 percent of adults admit they are getting less than six hours of sleep per night?

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Eating to Improve Overall Health and Diabetes Control

By: Gena Van Kirk, Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator When it comes to healthy eating, nourishing the body is the main concern. Our bodies require a certain quantity of nutrients to work at their best. This is largely about getting a well-balanced … Continue reading

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Healthy Weight and a Healthy Pregnancy

By: April Eddy, RN, CNS, CDE (APNP), Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist for Perinatal Services Healthy weight can reduce the risk for multiple issues for a women’s health in general, but did you know how your weight can affect the chances … Continue reading

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Part One: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Children

By:  Michelle Swader, Dietitian We are seeing type 2 diabetes appear at an earlier age than in previous generations. In the past, the disease was most typically diagnosed in people over 40, but it is now being found in children and … Continue reading

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Tips to Prevent Diabetes

A week does not go by where a patient does not ask me about whether or not they have diabetes. It can either stem from symptoms they are having that could be attributable to diabetes and/or a family history of … Continue reading

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Pre-existing Diabetes and Pregnancy

Women with pre-existing diabetes (diabetes prior to pregnancy) can have healthy pregnancies and babies. They are no longer discouraged from having children; however, there are important things you need to know to help you have a healthy pregnancy. First of … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day: What you need to know

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? The American Diabetes Association and the Meriter Diabetes Care Team want to remind you that Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a … Continue reading

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