PINEHURST — For more than 20 years, Cynthia Brewer had been able to manage her diabetes largely on her own. If her blood glucose levels became elevated, Brewer would adjust her daily diet based on what had always worked for her.

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PINEHURST — Melissa Herman’s official title is program manager of the FirstHealth Bariatric Center, but a more accurate one might be “Diabetes Advocacy Superhero,” particularly after being selected for the American Diabetes Association’s inaugural Diabetes Advocacy Leadership Program.  

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County ranks 91 out of North Carolina’s 100 counties in overall health outcomes — with 100 being the worst — according to the latest State of the County Health report.

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PINEHURST – The North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council has recently honored heroes in the fight against diabetes in North Carolina. The 2018 DAC Awards, which were held on Oct. 26, recognizes individuals and organizations that encourage diabetes prevention and self-management through promotion of eating healthy, being physically active, living tobacco free, getting adequate sleep and participating in a diabetes program or adhering to a personalized diabetes treatment plan. Awards recognize diabetes prevention and management efforts at worksites, in the community and in health care settings.

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PINEHURST – FirstHealth Diabetes & Nutrition Education has the area’s only American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and the recent AADE certification of two members of the FirstHealth staff brings the program’s number to four. 

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