Lifestyle changes that make an impact

During 2017, scores of Yakima physicians referred patients to Virginia Mason Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention program, and 398 of you enrolled.  Generous gifts to The Memorial Foundation and grant funding help support this life-changing program. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, the goal is for those at risk to learn a lifestyle of healthier choices Read more about Lifestyle changes that make an impact[…]

Common genes raise diabetes risk, study finds

July 26, 2016— Experts have long known that a person’s risk for getting type 2 diabetes is partly related to genes. But now, a large new study is shining a much brighter light on the disease’s genetic component. Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem that affects roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Learning Read more about Common genes raise diabetes risk, study finds[…]

23rd class of Diabetes Prevention Program graduates, loses total of 381 pounds

The 23rd class of Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program graduated last month after starting the class in December 2013. This class lost a total of 381 pounds in 23 weeks which is the most weight any class has ever lost. Another highlight from the class was that a husband, wife and their son together lost 154 Read more about 23rd class of Diabetes Prevention Program graduates, loses total of 381 pounds[…]

Diabetes screening offered on November 8th

Diabetes Screening Nov. 8, 2013 Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will be offering diabetes screening at no charge on Saturday, Nov. 8. One in 11 people in Yakima has been diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 in 3 has pre-diabetes, which means they have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Signs of diabetes include frequent urination, thirst, Read more about Diabetes screening offered on November 8th[…]

Register now for our upcoming Diabetes Prevention classes

Diabetes Prevention Classes * There is room in our weekly Monday (1-2pm) and Tuesday (10-11am) classes beginning on October 27th and October 28th. Registration is required by calling 249-5317. Read below to find out more about this program.* Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to Read more about Register now for our upcoming Diabetes Prevention classes[…]