Throughout the month of November, which is American Diabetes Month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be publishing regular articles and videos from our healthcare providers that focus on topics relating to diabetes. In the article below, Dr. Aimee Martinez, a Valley-Wide Dentist, discusses tips for maintaining good oral health with diabetes and the importance of regular check-ups
By Michael Henderson Exercising with diabetes is important! Aerobic exercise, even without significant weight loss, improves glycemic control and by reducing inflammatory effects, it also reduces risk of heart attack. Aerobic exercise also: reduces blood pressure improves cholesterol levels by lowering LDL and raising HDL decreases body fat, thereby decreasing the body’s resistance to the
As part of American Diabetes Month, Valley-Wide is sharing educational content around the chronic condition of diabetes. Additionally, diabetes is more than just a medical condition and may affect the oral or behavioral health of you or someone you know. In the video below, our Dental Hygienist Mae Rider discusses the connection between diabetes and
Throughout the month of November, which is American Diabetes Month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be publishing regular articles and videos from our healthcare providers that focus on topics relating to diabetes. In the article below, Dr. Susan Kasza, a Family Medicine Physician and Obstetrician, discusses gestational diabetes, risk factors, and the importance of seeing your
Valley-Wide Health Systems has been named the 2018 Adams State University Grizzly Club Corporate Partner of the Year. The award is presented to organization’s that have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to Adams State University and its athletic department. Each year, Valley-Wide contributes both monetary support and staff that take care of the physical needs of
Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Diabetes Educator, Josh Phifer, will be hosting a Diabetes Night next Wednesday, November 14th. This is event is free for all participants and will feature information from providers and case managers from Valley-Wide. Please see the flyer below for more information.
As part of American Diabetes Month, we are looking at the ways our integrated healthcare services can support people with chronic conditions like diabetes. In the video below, Marco Antillon, Valley-Wide’s Director of Behavioral Health, explains how behavioral health services can support individuals with diabetes.
By Dr. Phyllis Pennington The Medicare “Annual Wellness Visit” is available to Medicare recipients 65 year and older, once every 365 days. Annual Wellness Visit is not a physical exam. It is a conversation between patient and provider to discuss health history and concerns patient has regarding their health. It can be used to review
Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is when our teeth lose the support around them (bone, gums). This process can be related to diabetes. The likelihood of having periodontitis is 2.6 times higher in people with diabetes. When periodontal disease strikes and tooth support is lost, this can cause our teeth to become loose. Depending on the severity
November is American Diabetes Month and throughout the month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be featuring education, tips, and information from our medical, dental, and behavioral health providers on living well with diabetes. We know diabetes is an everyday reality for many people and are here to support you. #diabetes #everydayreality