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Older Nebraskans taking control of health with YMCA assist

Larry Newill is actively working to keep his Type 2 diabetes in check. Aletheir Evans is now in the habit of monitoring her own blood pressure. Both say their quality of life is improving – and the “why” can be traced back to the Y. Throughout the state, older Nebraskans are taking control of their

By |2018-10-22T09:58:48-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Older Nebraskans taking control of health with YMCA assist

‘Diabetes saved my life.’ At 60, 5-mile walks, 60-minute workouts are daily priorities

It looks like a small home gym, complete with a weight bench and an elliptical machine, but to Clint Baker, this is his “House of Pain,” a designation stenciled on the wall in big, black letters. “Every morning, it’s a mental fight to go into the House of Pain,” he says. And yet, he does

By |2018-09-10T16:06:42-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Diabetes saved my life.’ At 60, 5-mile walks, 60-minute workouts are daily priorities

Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes changed my life

When you’re eight years old, at an amusement park and you’re falling asleep—and not from riding all the rides—there’s something wrong. “My blood sugar was more than 800,” said Desiree Adams. “I ended up in the ICU for four days.” Adams was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It’s an autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly. It

By |2018-08-23T09:36:58-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes changed my life