Tag: diabetes

Diabetes Self-Management Workshops

There are three Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Workshops for people with diabetes, caregivers and family members scheduled to begin soon and you are encouraged to promote these to your friends and family and also consider attending.


Dinner Diva: Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

The “best” beef hands down, is grass-fed beef. It’s the best options for a couple of reasons: it’s better for the earth and it’s better for your health and well-being.


Chronic Disease Workshop Slated for Spring

The next Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop hosted by Staunton Senior Center will begin on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Staunton Public Library.


Thomas Duncan: African-Americans will benefit greatly from Obamacare

African-Americans will benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as a disproportionate percentage of blacks will become newly eligible for healthcare coverage.


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UVa. artificial pancreas project receives $3.4 million grant

A high-tech project to turn an ordinary smart phone into an artificial pancreas that could transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes has received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The money will fund a new network approach to artificial pancreas design using distributed computing between local and Cloud systems.


Butch Kidd: The Waynesboro Senior Center ‘changed my life’

Butch Kidd was suffering from depression, and just couldn’t get out of his funk.


Dinner Diva: Add a new meat to your dinner plate

There’s a lot more in the way of meat out there than pork, beef and poultry. Venison, bison, rabbit, goat and even alligator are all examples of readily available game meats (in most places).


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Veterans Affairs begins classes on diabetes

The Department of Veterans Affairs Salem VA Medical Center will hold an outreach event at the United Way of Greater Augusta located at 1020 Jefferson Highway, Staunton, on the first Monday of every month. Classes will be monthly for six months beginning Jan. 7, ending June 3. Class time is from 10 a.m. until 12 […]


Diabetes Awareness: Your life matters

In support of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Waynesboro Family Y – a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through healthy living – is encouraging individuals to learn how to assess their risks for developing type 2 diabetes and take steps to prevent the disease. Nearly 26 million Americans currently have diabetes and a staggering 79 […]


Chris DeWald: Diabetic test strip recall

Hello, readers. Many of us depend on using diabetic sugar numbers for keeping us healthy. Before I go further about diabetes, let me inform you of a product recall. I just received this today – Jan. 3, 2011. It is from Abbott Diabetes Care in Alameda, Calif. Here are the test strips’ names: MediSense Optium […]


Chris Dewald | Insulin pens

The American Diabetes Association states the following: Did you know that two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke? Make the Link! Diabetes, heart disease and stroke is an initiative of the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology, aimed at increasing awareness of the link between diabetes […]