If you’re a man over the age of 50 and you are in good health, good genes and good luck likely played a part in helping you get there. As you age, genes and luck become less important.
Have you ever had that “uh oh” feeling? You know the one: you laugh or cough and all of a sudden you feel a little leak that makes you hurry to the bathroom. You aren’t alone. Some 25 million Americans are said to experience incontinence or loss of bladder control.
Whether you’re building a deck or practicing ballroom dancing, there is a learning curve to discovering how things work and how they work best for you. The same is true for people living with diabetes. Immediately following a diagnosis, people with diabetes have a lot to learn about the disease and how to approach food, activity, medication, and self-care so that they feel good today and stay healthy in the future.
Catherine Quinn comes to HCD with more than 20 years of experience leading companies operating in the healthcare industry through large-scale program management implementations that transform the company’s processes, identify improvements, and optimize the talent and technology already present in the organization. As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, she will empower operational teams to meet and exceed their objectives and her experience analyzing data and evaluating trends will ensure a proactive approach to identifing improvement opportunities and solutions associated with potential operational performance, market challenges, and risks.
Each November, we spend the month spreading the word about diabetes symptoms, testing, and treatments as active participants in Diabetes Awareness Month. In addition, each November 14th we join together with diabetes advocacy organizations and health care professionals to observe World Diabetes Day. Together these joint celebrations shine a spotlight on diabetes, a disease that affects 34.2 million Americans (1 in 10!), with numbers that are expected to rise even higher in the next few years.
It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love (as one old ad campaign once said) and also a labor of love (as the Bible says). The key word here is love, because love is what family caregivers bring to their job day in and day out.
There are many practices and behaviors that can help wounds heal properly. A healthy diet, rich with vitamins and nutrients, is a great place to start.