Local Groups Help People Lose Weight

MEDFORD, Ore. — One in four Oregonians is overweight or obese. Many are also at risk of diabetes, but may not know it. Two organizations here in Southern Oregon are joining forces to help people get healthy. Jackson Care Connect and the Rogue Valley Family YMCA started a program called “12 Weeks to Healthier New … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: New Diabetes Treatments

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Diabetes specialists are announcing new forms of treatment appearing on the market for people facing both type one and type two diabetes. Brand new on the market is inhaled insulin. There is also a new pill class being introduced for people facing type two diabetes. With Feb. being American Heart Month, Asante … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Mood Swings

MEDFORD, Ore.– People with diabetes can have mood swings for many reasons. It could be anything from blood sugar fluctuations to the psychological stress of having the disease. That’s why doctors say one way to know,  is to check your blood sugar, then talk to your doctor if its too high or too low. Right now … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Diabetes and Mood

(CNN) – Diabetes can affect both your physiological and mental health.  One of the psychological side effects that can be challenging to diagnose is mood swings.  But depression and emotional distress are more common in diabetes patients than you might think. Diabetes patients can have mood swings for many reasons. It could be anything from … Continue reading »

YMCA Offers Advice on Reducing Diabetes

MEDFORD, Ore. — This month is National Diabetes Awareness month, and the Rogue Valley YMCA is encouraging everyone to learn their risks and reduce their chances of developing the disease.

Doctors Link Sugar to Health Issues

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sugar is a major contributor to the country’s obesity epidemic, which is why doctors say now is as good a time as any to kick the craving. It’s the sugar that’s already added to food products that you need to be wary of. The American Heart Association recommends women consume no more … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: More Kids have Diabetes

AURORA, Col. (JAMA) — A new study reveals more kids are being diagnosed with diabetes in America. Type 1 diabetes is a life-long condition, usually requiring patients to inject themselves with insulin every day for the rest of their life. Type 2 diabetes can also be a life-long issue requiring close monitoring and medication if lifestyle changes … Continue reading »