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Carson Tahoe Diabetes Prevention Program “Small Steps. Big Rewards.” Achieves CDC Full Recognition

An estimated 84.1 million adults ages 18 years or older (33.9 percent of U.S. adults) have pre-diabetes and an even greater estimated 30.3 million people have diabetes. Carson Tahoe Health works to do its part in helping fight this epidemic by offering several diabetes education and prevention programs. Its Small Steps. Big Rewards. diabetes prevention program recently earned the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Full Recognition.” This designation is reserved for programs that have proven to be effective in consistently delivering a quality, evidence-based program, which meets all the standards dictated by the CDC. Small Steps. Big Rewards. is structured over one year and seeks to help participants make real lifestyle changes. These changes include eating healthier, …

Carson Tahoe Health Honored with Prominent Award Through American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  As one of only two certified diabetes education programs in Northern Nevada, Carson Tahoe Health has once again been awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for providing an outstanding diabetes self-management education program. As the nation’s leading certification agency for diabetes education, the ADA has officially acknowledged Carson Tahoe’s program for offering elite guidance & support; critical components of a patient’s comprehensive diabetes care plan. The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet or exceed the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These standards were rigorously developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983, and are continuously updated based on the ever-expanding body of diabetes research. Organizations …

Stop the Progress of Prediabetes

Nearly 24 million American adults are living with diabetes, according to figures released last month by the International Diabetes Federation. But what may be even more alarming is that there are also about 79 million Americans with a condition known as prediabetes — and many aren’t aware of it. Prediabetes means that while your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, that level isn’t high enough to warrant a diabetes diagnosis. However, a prediabetes diagnosis means it is time for action to prevent diabetes. In simple terms, there is a gap between what we call diabetes, which is a fasting blood sugar of 126 and above, and normal, which is less than 100 fasting. In between, you have impaired fasting …

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