Posts made in April, 2013

How to Stop Diabetes Before It Starts


If you find yourself on the road to diabetes, either through a diagnosis of prediabetes or by having one or more of the risk factors, it is possible to stop the progression of the disease and reverse course, according to Cathy Hazelwood, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Mills-Peninsula.

Hazelwood will be teaching a free class called, “Stop Diabetes in its Tracks,” on May 8, 2013 at Mills Health Center in San Mateo.

Participants will learn:

  • The role of various foods in slowing the progression of prediabetes
  • How to begin an easy-to-follow exercise program
  • How to change lifestyle and habits to reduce their risk for developing diabetes

“Certain conditions put people at risk for developing diabetes, such as a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, having a diagnosis of prediabetes or being overweight,” Hazelwood says. “But research shows that lifestyle changes can reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes type 2.”

This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about preventing diabetes and has diabetes risk factors or a diagnosis of prediabetes, but does have diabetes type 2. The class is offered several times per year.

Stop Diabetes in its Tracks
May 8
6:30 – 8 p.m.

The class is free. Register by calling 696-4772.

Location: Mills Health Center,
100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, Garden Room

Future class dates in 2013: July 31 and Nov. 6

What’s the Big Deal About Controlling Cholesterol?

You know it’s important to keep tabs on your cholesterol numbers, but why?

Mills-Peninsula registered dietitian Donna deKay explains why cholesterol is often called “the silent killer,” and how small changes to diet and exercise habits can yield big results when it comes to controlling cholesterol.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Have you wondered whether you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery?

Mills-Peninsula bariatric surgeon Pamela Foster, M.D., discusses the two most common types of weight-loss surgery and the serious weight-related health problems surgery can help resolve.

How to Spot Teen Depression

How do you know whether a teenager is experiencing the regular ups and downs of adolescence or something deeper?

In this Healthpoints video, Dan Becker, M.D., medical director of Behavioral Health at Mills-Peninsula, discusses the signs of teen depression and how to help a struggling teenager.