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March 26 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day

ORD, Neb. – The Valley County Health System (VCHS) Diabetes Education program will be recognizing American Diabetes Association Alert Day on Tuesday, March 26.  Beginning March 18, type 2 Diabetes Risk Tests will be available at all VCHS Medical Clinic locations and Rehab Services.

According to the American Diabetes Association, one in three Americans is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications such as kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.  However, type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent – it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. 

The VCHS Diabetes Education Program is committed to educating and empowering you, or someone you care for, to successfully self-manage diabetes.  Led by Jackie McClanahan, RN and Lisa Tomjack, RN, the program offers education on lifestyle changes, problem solving and how to anticipate and overcome barriers.   “With proper nutrition, exercise, monitoring and medication, you can lead a healthy and full life with diabetes,” McClanahan said.  “Education empowers you to develop healthy behaviors and enjoy life to the fullest.” 

For more information regarding the VCHS Diabetes Education Program and Alert Day, call 308.728.4200.


Photo:  Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test