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My Gestational Diabetes Story: Part 2

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Wednesday, December 18, 2013

After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes and learning how to count carbohydrates and test my blood sugar, it was time to put my new knowledge to work in my every day life. The idea of having to keep track of everything I was eating and be accountable was a big change for me ...

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My Gestational Diabetes Story: Part 1

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Around week 24 to 28 of your pregnancy, your doctor will screen you for gestational diabetes ... The screening requires you to drink a glucose solution and one hour later, have a blood test to measure your blood sugar level. After I failed the first glucose test, my doctor gave me the choice of taking the 3 hour test or treating me for gestational diabetes ...

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Is a Healthier Me Within Reach?

Posted by: Martha Rardin, RD   |   Tuesday, December 3, 2013

clientuploads/2013/Rardin_M/Plus-Size_Woman_ThnkStk91948558.jpgWhat if a person believed that moving more and eating a healthy diet with healthy portions could lower your risks for diabetes, heart disease and many other common chronic diseases? What if that same person moved their belief into action? Opportunities for a healthier you are not only within reach, but Hendricks Regional Health is offering Lifesteps® to help support your efforts.

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7 Tips to Raise a Lifelong Healthy Eater

Posted by: Carolyn Burdsall, RD, Guest Blogger   |   Wednesday, November 27, 2013

clientuploads/2013/Guest_Blogs/GirlEatingHealthy-ThnkStk-56384329.jpgI’m sure most parents would agree that getting kids off to a great start by feeding them healthy meals is an important goal. However, sometimes this can be as easy as trying to give the cat a bath in the washing machine! The evidence clearly shows us that it’s worth the hassle, though. What and how much we feed our children in their early years can have a huge impact on their health the rest of their lives.

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