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Diabetes mellitus is a condition that affects how much insulin is made or used by the body. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows the sugar from our food to enter the cells and be used for energy. Without this vital hormone, sugar is unable to enter the cells and remains in the blood stream, resulting in hyperglycemia. This video is a brief introduction to the basics of diabetes and how this condition can affect your health. Watch the complete clip to learn more.
When not managed properly, diabetes can cause damage to almost every organ and tissue in the body. If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, call the Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 today. Our nurses can help you to find an experienced and compassionate diabetes specialist near you.
Southern Hills Hospital has the best staff ever! So far I have had two major surgeries performed at this hospital and both times have been remarkable experiences. The staff that works there are very competent and sincere in what they do. I delivered my son there in March 2012 and the nurses who worked in the labor and delivery room made me...More
Many men and women support the idea of organ donation, but are misinformed about the process and do not register. In this video from OrganDonor.gov, you can learn more about how simple the registration process is and how many lives you can save with your enrollment.
Signing up as an organ and tissue donor can provide a recipient with a second chance at a normal and active life. If you are interested in learning more about enrolling as a donor in your state or if you simply want to find out more about the transplantation process, visit OrganDonor.gov or contact Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 880-2700.
Join the Teachers Health Trust for a free Diabetes Day hosted at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Learn more about how diabetes affects your heart, vision, circulation and health. Educational booths will feature experts on diabetes, stroke, hearts, osteoporosis, breast cancer and wound care. Plus screenings for blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose, vision and more.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
9 a.m. to Noon
Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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