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Free prediabetes education class at North Hawaii Community Hospital

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 86 million American adults – 1 out of every 3 – has prediabetes, with only 11% of individuals aware they have the condition. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In an effort to curb these numbers and promote healthy living, […]

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Continued reduction in development of diabetes shown in 16-year study

Diabetes Clinical Trial: 16 year results from UHMed on Vimeo. MEDIA RELEASE Increasing physical activity has effectively prevented (or delayed) the development of Type 2 diabetes in the 16 years since the beginning of the Hawaii Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. The successful interventions in the study included people who changed their lifestyles to reduce […]

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Kaiser launches diabetes study on ethnic disparities

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has launched an innovative $1.5-million, three-year study that will provide valuable new information on the prevalence of diabetes and the factors contributing to differences in outcomes among specific population groups of Asians, Pacific Islanders and mixed race individuals. Led by Dr. Beth Waitzfelder, Ph.D., a sociologist with Kaiser Permanente, Center […]

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Diabetes & the flu

MEDIA RELEASE Diabetes can weaken your immune system against the flu. It also puts you at an increased risk of flu-related complications. * Keep close track of your blood glucose. It can be affected by illness. * Get the flu vaccine. It is your best protection against the flu. If you have diabetes you should […]

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Kaiser donates $140,000 to support community initiatives

Kaiser donates $140,000 to support community initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $140,000 in grant funding to three local community organizations/initiatives: the “Hawaii 5-2-1-0” childhood obesity prevention initiative, Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s diabetes management program and YMCA’s “STRIVE” teen health program. Grants include: * Hawaii 5-2-1-0 Initiative – $65,000 This initiative will promote healthier lifestyles in schools utilizing “Community […]

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CDC: Heart disease, stroke deaths drop for diabetics

CDC: Heart disease, stroke deaths drop for diabetics

MEDIA RELEASE Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Deaths from all causes declined by 23 percent, and deaths related to heart disease and stroke […]

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'Weight of the Nation' screening in Hilo (May 11)

‘Weight of the Nation’ screening in Hilo (May 11)

Lacy Deniz Hawaii 24/7 Student Reporter Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents an advance screening of HBO’s documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May at the Palace Theater in Hilo. The four-part documentary features case studies, as well as interviews with experts, individuals, and families batting with obesity. Part 1 of the series […]

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Hilo Medical Center to offer diabetes management classes

Hilo Medical Center to offer diabetes management classes

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo Medical Center’s Diabetes in Control Program (DICP) is registering participants for its nine-week course that focuses on managing diabetes by improving nutrition, exercise and personal health habits. “With the epidemic of diabetes in East Hawaii, this program is an enormous benefit to HMC’s Hawaii Island Family Health Center and our community,” says […]

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Preview screening of 'The Weight of the Nation' (May 7 & May 11)

Preview screening of ‘The Weight of the Nation’ (May 7 & May 11)

WHAT: Advance screening of HBO documentary ‘The Weight of the Nation’ WHO: Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Event is made possible with the support and participation of: * HBO Documentary Films * Hawaii State Department of Health * The Institute of Medicine * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • National Institutes of Health * Michael & […]

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State wins $9.9M grant for diabetes

State wins $9.9M grant for diabetes

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz has announced the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded the Hawaii Department of Human Services a five-year $9.9 million grant for the Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases Program. The funds will be used to provide supplemental services to Medicaid patients with diabetes and for […]

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Number of Americans with diabetes nearly 26M

Number of Americans with diabetes nearly 26M

MEDIA RELEASE Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, an estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes raises a person’s […]

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Diabetes presentation at Kona hospital (Nov. 29)

Diabetes presentation at Kona hospital (Nov. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital is hosting a community presentation titled, “Diabetes: Prevention of the Disease and Its Complications.” It is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at Kona Community Hospital’s Conference Room 2. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. An expert panel will cover topics such as diet and nutrition, physical activity, […]

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Pahala youth shares his story to mark National Diabetes Awareness Month

Education key to helping families control, manage diabetes

Pahala youth shares his story to mark National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Diabetes Education Day at KTA Hilo (March 29)

Diabetes Education Day at KTA Hilo (March 29)

Join KTA for a day of Diabetes Education. Sponsored by LifeScan. Call to reserve a space.

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