Innovation: NebTray

Aug 23, 2019

Susan Evans is an occupational therapist from Aberdeen. Evans has developed a product called the NebTray – it helps people organize vials of medications for respiratory treatments.

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In The Moment ... November 29, 2018 Show 469 Hour 2

"Treat your feet like puppy dogs," says Dr. Richard Holm. The Prairie Doc says it's good advice for all of us, especially if you're diabetic.

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Peter Vitiello, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Research has developed a new model which could have lasting implications for some of the world’s most dangerous diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Dr. Vitiello is a member of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine. It's an international organization of 1,200 scientists, investigators and clinicians who conduct research in the area of redox biology as well as oxidants and antioxidants.

American Medical Association

The American Medical Association wants to see more diabetic lifestyle modification programs. Roughly 86 million Americans are estimated to be pre-diabetic, meaning many people may develop diabetes if they don’t change diet and exercise choices.

Steven Stack is President of the American Medical Association. Stack says he would like to see more programs developed to prevent chronic illnesses before patients need treatment.

Sue Johannsen of the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition joins Dakota Midday.  November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Johannsen discusses Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes, diabetes prevention, diabetes control and recent research.

The department of health wants to get more people walking.  Mobridge and Keystone are the latest towns receiving grants to access the walkability of sidewalks and streets.

Linda Ahrendt is the chronic disease director at the department of health.  She says exercising just 22 minutes daily significantly reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Nearly 7 percent of South Dakotans are affected by diabetes. Nationwide, diabetes affects one in ten people. For Native Americans that number is one in four. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month with next Friday, November 14 as World Diabetes Day. The evening before, both the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Falls of the Big Sioux River will glow blue to help raise awareness of diabetes.

World Diabetes Day/Living With Diabetes

Nov 14, 2013
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Larissa Luther is a Sioux Falls realtor living with Type 1 Diabetes.  She is also a board member of the South Dakota Chapter of JDRF.  Today is World Diabetes Day and Luther discussed the disease in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels.

Fighting Diabetes in Indian Country

Nov 14, 2013

Tribal nations in South Dakota have some of the highest rates of diabetes in the United States–but new efforts are underway to change that.  Dr. Jeff Henderson is the President and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health. 

Looking For A Cure For Diabetes

Jun 25, 2013

Shawn Murphy, Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association of Nebraska, South Dakota and western Iowa, talks about the ADA's desire to have more local presence in South Dakota as well as their "Tour de Cure," coming up on July 13th. For more information on the "Tour de Cure" event, go to www.diabetes.org/toursouthdakota.

Limb Preservation

Mar 5, 2013

Sanford Health has announced a new limb preservation program.  The Sanford Limb Preservation Center specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation and compromised leg and toe function, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.  The Center also includes Sanford Health's wound clinic, which is home to nurses trained in managing and treating acute infections of the lower extremities.  Dr. Patrick Kelly, a vascular surgeon at the Sanford Limb Preservation Center, explained what the center does and how it is helping patients.

World Diabetes Day

Nov 13, 2012

Wednesday is World Diabetes Day.  SDPB News Director Cara Hetland is joined by Donna Keeler of South Dakota Urban Indian Health, Diabetes educator Mary Oyos, Diabetes Coalition Chairperson Sue Johannsen, Coalition member Dawn Haan and professional diabetes educator Susan Barnes.  They discuss planned activities, the burden of diabetes and blue circle tests.