LiveWell JOCO Blog

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Chronic Disease Self-Management

Do you suffer from a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, COPD, stroke or any ongoing health concern? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 145 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic disease. Johnson County Department…... read more

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting Now!

As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…...

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting in January

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting In January   As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk…...

Pharmer’s Markets Begin June 16!

Pharmer's Markets   Customers most often interact with their pharmacist in the few minutes it takes to pick up their prescription. Rarely do they engage pharmacists in conversations about chronic health conditions or ask questions about how they can better…...

FREE Diabetes Prevention Program Class Begins

Free Diabetes Prevention Program begins at Partners in Primary Care in Olathe. Classes meet weekly. Learn new healthy eating habits, discover new ways to increase your physical activity each day, set personal goals to help reduce your risk of type…...

You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes A noted area vascular surgeon, Juan Carlos Correa, is taking on “a silent assassin.” It robs people of their lower legs, toes, feet or vision; fatally damages kidneys; tortures victims with chronic, intense, agonizing pain and burning;…... read more

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day. In 1991, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together to establish the first official World Diabetes Day. Since then, people all over the world have used November 14th as…...

Dining With Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a series of two-hour classes held once a week for four weeks. Lessons focus on: The best ways to take care of yourself if you have diabetes Healthful food choices including familiar foods Food sampling Cooking…...

Diabetes Alert Day 2017

Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is Diabetes Alert Day. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and…...

Prevent Diabetes KC (Part 2)

In Prevent Diabetes KC-part 1, we met Steve, a fifty-something, metro Kansas City man who was on a quest to get healthier. He was overweight, suffered from osteoarthritis and had a family history of type 2 diabetes. Steve was determined…...

Prevent Diabetes KC (Part 1)

Prevent Diabetes KC  Steve, a fifty-something, metro Kansas City man was on a quest to get healthier and prevent diabetes. He was overweight, suffered from osteoarthritis and had a family history of type 2 diabetes. Steve was determined to find…... read more

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout the month, LiveWell Johnson County will be posting information about how to reduce your risk for developing diabetes. Before we start talking about prevention, however, let’s do a quick review of what we know…...