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By Debi Budnick
Public Health Department 

For Your Health

Decoding diabetes: know the risks, live longer and better

 


You’ve most likely heard of diabetes. Maybe you, a friend, or a family member has the disease. November is American Diabetes Month, so let’s take a look at this serious yet manageable chronic disease. We spoke with Deann Blake, registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and coordinator of the Diabetes Self- Management Education Program at Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) to learn more.

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower their risk of complications. According to the American Diabe...



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