There is so much you already do for your family, community, and country, and that’s worth celebrating throughout the year. Choosing to get healthier and making time to prioritize your health is part of that celebration! Healthy changes can support a happier life and more time with the people you care about the most. [...]
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The contributions of Hispanic and Latino people have been so important to the success of our nation. Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance for Whatley Health Services to celebrate your community, strength, and resiliency during troubling times. While the accomplishments and strengths of Hispanic and Latino communities are not limited to one month a [...]
Summertime and the livin' is easy; with relaxed routines and days filled with fun outdoor activities, vacations, and extra time with friends and family. As the end of summer approaches and families return to more work and school commitments, it’s time to return to healthy routines. Along with planning carpools and scheduling meetings and [...]
“There’s a phrase that I use when I talk about why people don’t want to find out if they have prediabetes,” says Joyce Aponte, a long-time advocate for diabetes awareness. “That’s FOFO – the fear of finding out. So many people, especially guys, just don’t want to know.” Joyce has seen firsthand how reluctant [...]
June is Men’s Health Month, and we encourage all men to talk to their doctors about their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. When Tom Triscari visited his doctor for a yearly checkup in December 2019, he didn’t know what an A1c level meant. He soon learned it measures your blood sugar levels over [...]
Today, our world is all about multitasking. Between work, family obligations, hobbies, and everyday responsibilities, it’s easy to feel maxed out and stressed. This may seem like a normal part of life. But did you know that stress could be impacting your risk for type 2 diabetes and other health conditions? April is Stress [...]
Healthy eating – it’s something that everyone knows is important, but it can feel like a chore. Maybe you feel pressure to always make the “right” choice. But what if you got rid of the idea of good foods and bad foods, and instead focused on small changes you could make to your eating [...]
This Valentine’s Day, many will say “I love you” with flowers, candy, or a romantic dinner together. But there’s another way you can say “I love you” – by making your health and your heart a priority. Show your family how much you love them by taking steps now to protect your health and [...]
Have you thought about your resolutions for the new year? This year, put healthy living at the top of your list. You don’t have to make drastic changes. You can incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine to improve your health and reduce your chances for developing type 2 diabetes. Wondering where to begin? [...]
You and your family members could have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke if you have any of the following risk factors: Are 45 years of age or older Are overweight Have a family history of type 2 diabetes Have high blood pressure Are physically active fewer [...]