Understanding diabetes is the first step toward managing it.  So what do you need to know?  First, you need to know what diabetes is, how it affects your body and what kind of diabetes you have.  These tools will help you understand and manage living with diabetes.

Know the Facts

Diabetes can increase your risk for many serious health problems. Being aware of the risks and making lifestyle changes can help prevent or delay these health problems.

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Diabetes Risk Factors

Diabetes in the United States is on the rise, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017.

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There are many things to think about when seeking treatment for diabetes. Making an appointment with a health care professional is the best place to get questions answered and start a treatment plan. .

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Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Along with other benefits, following a healthy meal plan can help you keep your blood glucose level, also called blood sugar, in your target range.

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Diabetes Management

Blood sugar levels are an important part of managing diabetes. Several factors can make your blood sugar levels change, sometimes unexpectedly.  Diet and exercise…
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Teen Diabetes

People with diabetes can exercise and play sports at the same level as everyone else, according to Teen Health. Some benefits of exercising for teen diabetics include…

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Juvenile Diabetes

According to a study by the National Statistics for Health, rates of new cases of diabetes in children and teens rose during 2002 to 2012.

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RHN Diabetes Providers

Irvin Medical Clinic
Dr. Michael Irvin
1001 E. Jackson St.
Hugo, OK  74743
Phone:  580-317-9000
Fax:  580-317-9024

Hugo Medical Clinic
1201 E Jackson
Hugo, OK  74743

Atoka Medical Center
1200 W. Liberty Road
Atoka, OK 74525
Phone: 580-889-3333

Choctaw Nation Health Clinic
410 N. M Street
Hugo, OK  74743

Choctaw Memorial Hospital
1405 E Kirk St.
Hugo, OK 74743
Phone: 580-317-9500

Family Medical Clinic
Dr. Sean Boone
211 N 3rd St.
Hugo, OK 74743
Phone: 580-326-6111
Fax: 580-326-0469

Pushmataha Hospital
510 E. Main St.
Antlers, OK  74523
Phone: 580-298-3341

McAlester Regional Health Center
1 East Clark Bass Blvd.
McAlester, OK  74501
Phone: (918) 426-1800

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