Shelby Parsons joined CPN’s Diabetes Initiative as a nurse and case manager, helping patients manage their diabetes.
Maggi Gilbert recently joined CPN as a registered dietitian at FireLake Wellness Center. She enjoys her new job that includes patient care, cooking demos and grocery store tours.
By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Betty Nicholson would rather not have anyone follow in her footsteps. Nicholson is a coordinator for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation diabetes program. She is also a diabetic and did not know how to handle the disease for six years. “No one told me how to manage my diabetes until I started teaching Read More »
With temperatures cooling and a food-centric holiday like Thanksgiving on the horizon, November is an excellent time to focus on preventing diabetes, a chronic illness impacting 29 million Americans – or just more than nine percent of the country’s population – according to the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An Read More »
The spring 2015 storm season dampened expectations for the CPN Healthy Heart Program, with flooding causing the newly planted CPN Community Garden to be washed away in one of the many May downpours. Though that endeavor was set back for another, hopefully drier year, the staff of the Healthy Heart Program who helped manage the Read More »
On a daily basis CPN Healthy Heart Coordinator and Dietitian, Torie Fuller MS RD/LD, guides patients of all ages on how best to live a healthier life. Through dieting advice to ideas for heart healthy activities, Fuller focuses on being creative and bringing fresh suggestions to those she serves. This year, the CPN dietitian provided Read More »
As the leading cause of death nationwide, heart disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control’s latest figures from 2012, diseases of the heart were responsible for more than 9,000 deaths in Oklahoma alone. Poor diets, a lack of exercise and other habits of unhealthy lifestyle contribute Read More »
Tips on how to avoid overeating this holiday season. The holidays are known for having an abundant amount of comfort foods, desserts and snacks. Food is one of the best ways to bring families together during the holiday season, but can have the side effect of extra inches on your waist. This holiday season; think Read More »
November 14 was World Diabetes Day, which raises awareness about the risks associated with the prevalent disease. For Native Americans, it is a disease that can greatly impact the quality of life, regardless of age. According to www.diabetes.org, nearly 16 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among Read More »
Native American culture, at its roots, is centered on tightly knit communities that work together for the good of the community. Stories from across the continent recount how Native Americans lived off the land, wasting little. Those same principles are being revitalized by Native American Tribes across the country. With more tribes looking to add Read More »