• More Health Resources on Alzheimer’s and Diabetes

    Do you have more questions about diabetes and obesity? These links can help you to learn about this and more. You can also contact MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474 for more information.

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    Diabetes.org discusses the prevalence of diabetes in the United States .

    Check out ObesityAction.org to learn about the health risks of obesity .

    Visit the Alzheimer’s Association to see the treatment options available to manage Alzheimer’s after an early diagnosis.

    Know the link between dementia and depression with this article from FamilyDoctor.org.

    The National Institute on Aging explains what happens to the brain when it is affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Find Facts To Help You Take Control Of Your Health At The Sites Below

    If you want to get in touch with your health, MountainView Hospital is here to help you. With services including H2U health education and our unique iTriage Symptom Checker App, you can have the best healthcare always at your fingertips. Learn more about what we can do for your health by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474.

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    Visit EPA.gov to learn about radon exposure and its link to lung cancer.

    Get involved with the Great American Smokeout by reading about the event at Cancer.org.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the most recent lung cancer statistics in this article.

    Find out how to plan meals when you have diabetes with this interactive guide from the NIH.

    The Weight Control Information Network can help you understand your options for bariatric surgery .

  • Getting to Know Diabetes Nutrition During American Diabetes Month

    November is American Diabetes Month , and all month long, MountainView Hospital is working to raise awareness about this disease to help prevent the wide range of health issues associated with it. Knowing the facts about diabetes can help you prevent the onset of type-II diabetes or manage your blood sugar when you have been diagnosed with this condition. Nutrition is a key player in the management of diabetes , so here are some basic tips to help you eat right every day.

    Diabetic patient doing glucose level blood test

    Keep a food diary

    Not only should you know what to eat, but you should know how much of it you are eating. You will want to eat small meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar steady, so write down what you eat when you eat it to keep track. You are less likely to overeat or eat too much of a certain type of food when you can see your daily food intake recorded clearly in front of you.

    Focus on fresh foods

    Processed food can be highly problematic if you have diabetes, because it typically has more salt, sugar, and fats than you might suspect. You will also get less nutrition from foods that have been processed than you would get from fresh food alternatives. When possible, prepare your meals from scratch using a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep you full and satisfied.

    Go for complex carbs

    Knowing your sugars is valuable for diabetes nutrition, and this means recognizing what sources of carbohydrates are the best options. You want to opt for whole grains as opposed to enriched and processed ones, as whole grains are higher in fiber and minerals that will take longer for your body to process. Simple carbohydrates like white bread will be processed quickly by your digestive system, so choosing these options can cause your blood sugar to fluctuate more dramatically.

    For a better understanding of diabetes nutrition and blood sugar management, visit MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. We offer regular Adult Diabetes Classes that are a free service of our H2U program. Learn more about these classes on our website or by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474.

  • The Basics on Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes is a condition that many women encounter during pregnancy. It is a temporary condition, but it can be a serious concern for women who are expecting.

    As this video explains, gestational diabetes is caused by the hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy, because hormones produced in the placenta can block insulin receptors. Working closely with your doctor to plan meals and improve your nutrition will help to manage gestational diabetes and ensure the health of your baby.

    When you are pregnant, get all the health information and prenatal care you need at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. Contact us to reserve a spot in our health education classes or tour our Women’s Center by calling (702) 233-5474 or visiting our website.