Diabetes Education

Family Meal Time…YES, It’s Important!

By Joan Bahr, MS, RD, CDE at Southwest Health Between work, chores, activities, and more it can be hard to make time to sit down at the table together and eat as a family; especially when everyone’s schedules are different. We may all have the best intentions when thinking about planning a family mealtime, but [read more]

A wake up call for everyone who eats

“It’s time to get real about food,” say the producers of the critically acclaimed documentary FED UP. The Huffington Post says it’s “A wake-up call for everyone who eats.” UNITE for Platteville, a group of engaged citizens working together for positive change in our communities, organized a public showing on Saturday of the movie to [read more]

Dr. Aditya Sukhwal Awarded Grant to Study Diabetes, Change Lives

[Platteville, WI] —- Southwest Health is proud to announce Family Physician Aditya Sukhwal, MD, MS, FAAFP, has been awarded a grant of $4000 from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Badwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to positively impact community health while studying the impact of diet and exercise on patients with diabetes. With both the grant and [read more]

New Eating Guidelines Made Simple

by Joan Bahr, MS, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator at Southwest Health Americans now have new Dietary Guidelines thanks to the Federal Government… and you may be curious what that all means for you! Every five years the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) must jointly publish a report [read more]

A Healthy Holiday – Is it possible?

by Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE We are in the midst of the holiday season. Is your healthy lifestyle surviving? The average person struggles with a holiday weight gain of up to 2 pounds (Per New England Journal of Medicine). The unfortunate part of this seasonal weight gain is that it isn’t likely to disappear with the [read more]

So you have diabetes? Here’s what you need to know.

by Sandy Andrews, RN, CDE You have just visited your provider for your annual check-up, and labs reveal an elevated blood sugar. It’s at a level, you are told, that meets the criteria for a diabetes diagnosis.  How can that be?  How can you have diabetes and feel so good?  “I just can’t have diabetes,” [read more]