The Salem Va Medical Center has great services to help veterans with diabetes

THAT WEDGING EFFECT AND EXPECT IT TO BE DOWN TO THE NEW RIVER VALLEY WITH 50S AND 60S THERE WITH THOSE SOUTHERLY WINDS AND THAT IS THE CASE IN THE HIGH LAND, TOO. DEFINITELY GRAB THE UMBRELLA AND PUT IT BY THE FRONT DOOR TO TAKE WITH YOU FOR TOMORROW AND IT IS TURNING SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER INTO THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK. KIANNA? DIABETES AND MORE ARE AT RISK OF DEVELOPING IT. WE HAVE A CLINICAL DIETICIAN TO SUGGEST WHAT THE SALEM VA MEDICAL CENTER IS DOING TO HELP THOSE THAT HAVE DIABETES AND WAY TO MANAGE IT. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. WE HAVE LEARNED DIABETES IS ABOUT 1 IN 11 AMERICANS HAVE TIEBS, BUT IN THE VETERAN POPULATION, IT IS 1 IN 4. SO IT IS MUCH MORE SAGERING NUMBERS. NOW WE ALL HEARD ABOUT DIABETES AND IT IS SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOUR SUGAR. AND I LOVE WHEN PEOPLE SAY MY SUGAR IS LOW. WHAT ARE SIGNS YOU CAN LOOK FOR TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE DIABETES. THE MOST COMMON IS WHERE YOU HAVE THIS EXTREME THIRST. WHICH MOST OF US ARE HAPPY TO SEE WE’RE LOSING WEIGHT WITHOUT TRYING BUT IT CAN BE A SIGN OF KEEPING HIGH BLOOD SUGARS AND SOME EXPERIENCE SUDDEN DHAIFRJS IN THEIR VISION AND THOSE ARE GOOD SIGNS TO GO AND SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND GET SCREENSED. ANCHOR: AND FAMILY HISTORY. IF YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU’RE AT RISK BY HAVING THE FAMILY HISTORY OF DIABETES OR BEEN SCREENED AND TOLD YOU’RE BORDER LINE OR PREDIABETES BEFORE, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE FOLLOWING UP AND CONTINUING THAT SCREENING BECAUSE YOU WILL BE MORE AT RISK. AND IF YOU HAVE DIABETES AND BEEN DIAGNOSED, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP. AND I’M SURE YOU DO SO MUCH FOR THE VETERANS AT SALEM VA, BUT WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE? FOR VETERANS? YOU CAN HAVE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING WITH THE DIABETES EDUCATOR TO GO OVER YOUR START TO FIGUERT OW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT. AND FOR THE CLASSES DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN ACTIVE PATIENT AT THE VA IN ORDER TO UTILIZE THE CLASSES? WE’D PREFER YOU ARE ENROLLED AND HAVE A PROVIDER. BUT NO REFERRALS ARE NEEDED. JUST CALL TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH THE PROVIDER. BUT WE PREFER IT SO WE CAN FOLLOW UP AND GET THE BEST CARE.

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