Mother And Daughter Undeterred By Type 1 Diabetes

Julie Kinneberg’s gut was telling her something was terribly wrong with her    10-year-old daughter. It all started days earlier with Hannah drinking a lot of water and losing weight because her stomach hurt too much to eat. Doctors first diagnosed a viral bug and when she didn’t improve, she was diagnosed with strep throat, although…
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Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

Tick tock. Tick tock. Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.  A recent news story reports diabetes cases have reached a record 382 million worldwide. And most of those people have Type 2 diabetes, which is often linked to obesity and lack of physical activity. Type 2 diabetes…
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Employees Raise $12,000 For Diabetes Walk

For the second straight year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota employees captured the Top Corporate Team Award for raising the most funds at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Scheels Arena in Fargo.   We raised just more than $12,000.   More than 460 people, young and old,…
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North Dakota Ranked As Nation’s 12th Healthiest State

By Ryan Schuster North Dakota was ranked as the 12th healthiest state in the nation in the 2012 America’s Health Rankings, down one spot from an 11th place ranking in 2011. The index ranked states by a number of measures, including obesity rate, sedentary lifestyles, prevalence of smoking, binge drinking, high school graduation rates, physical…
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Rethink Your Drink

By Denise Pinkney There’s nothing like a nice hot dessert coffee with lots of whipped cream to take the chill out of a cold North Dakota day. But if you have diabetes, you may need to think twice before you place your order at your favorite coffee shop.  Rethink your drink by requesting fat-free milk…
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