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Information is powerful – particularly when it relates to your health and your health care. That's why we provide insight and tools to help you understand how to take care of you.

You can find general information about health and wellness here. Our blog articles change regularly, so return to this page often for more information.

Current blog articles

  • Are you at risk for diabetes?


    Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million Americans suffer from a condition called prediabetes, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

  • What is prediabetes?


    Most people are familiar with diabetes, but did you know there's such a thing as prediabetes? Around 86 million Americans suffer from prediabetes, a condition that indicates a person is very likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

  • Get the facts on diabetes for American Diabetes Month


    According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 9.3 percent of the American population has diabetes — that’s nearly 30 million people. An estimated one in three of those cases are undiagnosed. That means that odds are, either you or someone you know has diabetes, whether they know it or not. 

  • 7 questions to ask your doctor about diabetes


    Nearly 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, and about eight million of those are people who have diabetes but don’t know it. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

  • 9 ways to sneak more veggies into your diet


    Did you know there's a single thing you can do to help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and lessen your risk for heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes? According to the departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, you can do all those things by eating nine servings (the recommended amount) of fruits and vegetables a day. That means you should eat about 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables every day.

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