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Managing your diabetes

More than just statistics: Living with diabetes

It’s easy to focus on the numbers – they can be alarming. Diabetes is a costly disease – in fact, diabetes and pre-diabetes cost America $322 billion per year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels, the eyes and kidneys. It can result in poor wound healing and devastating soft tissue infections. Complications from diabetes include heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hypoglycemia and more. Nearly 71,000 people die in the United States annually due to complications associated with diabetes. Continue reading → More than just statistics: Living with diabetes

Life in Motion with Vera, Katherine and Steve

Life in Motion with Vera, Steve & Katherine

Vera knew she was too young to be plagued with hip and knee issues. She had weight to lose and needed to find a new activity that she and her husband could enjoy together. After some research and extra pleading to her husband, Vera, Steve and their granddaughter, Katherine, grabbed their bikes and set out on the Kansas River Water Trail. The first trip was rough, but now the whole family has mastered the trail. It’s how they keep their life in motion. Continue reading → Life in Motion with Vera, Steve & Katherine

{Guest blog} Kansas Attorney General’s office adopts batterer intervention programs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is committed to supporting local and state initiatives for the prevention of domestic violence. We asked Dorthy Stucky Halley, LMSW, Director of the Victim Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General to share how Kansas Attorney General’s Office provides resources and services to those affected by domestic violence. Continue reading → {Guest blog} Kansas Attorney General’s office adopts batterer intervention programs

Do you have a personal physician?

The Doctor’s Note: Do you have a personal physician?

Do you have a personal physician? A personal physician is one you trust with your health, which should be one of your most precious possessions. This person listens to you and collaborates with you on health care decisions. Today, physicians typically work in teams and every member of your physician’s team is dedicated to you. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Do you have a personal physician?