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Peamer Ilver Uulletin Wednesday, April 23, 2014 13A Golden Rotor/0000war(! The Plumas District Hospital emergency staff receives the "Golden Rotor Award" for service and teamwork above and beyond, by Care Flight, a helicopter paramedic service based in northern Nevada. PDH was nominated for the award after a patient transfer in January when "Mary Lou Batchelder, Sean Fripp and Shawn Rohan were integral in helping the crew .... Their calm demeanor and skills helped stabilize the patient for flight." From left, back row: Cheryl Pini, Dr. Satterfield, Kristin Combs and Kurt Althof from Care Flight, Dr. Hanna, Tom Higgins and Dr. Kepple. Front row: Mary Lou Batchelder, LeeAnne Goniea and Morgan Koons. Photo submitted Free diabetes screening onerecl As in virtually every other U.S. community, diabetes and diabetes-related complications are widespread in the communities of Plumas County. Diabetes causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. According to The American Diabetes Association, in most cases, a person will have a condition called "prediabetes" before he or she develops type 2 diabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. Centers for Disease Control estimates suggest that up to 77 million U.S. residents have prediabetes, which translates to an estimated 3,800 people in Plumas County. Many people with prediabetes have no symptoms. There are a number of factors to keep in mind. Having one or more puts : a person at increased risk of : getting prediabetes or diabetes: being overweight, being past two to three months. It is fast and convenient, just a little finger-stick, and the result is available in about five minutes. "The A1C test gives a bigger picture of blood sugar control versus just a point in time with a finger-stick or even a fasting lab draw," explained Kay Lund, the certified diabetes educator with Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Plumas District Hospital hopes to identify people with diabetes and prediabetes by offering free A1C blood sugar tests during the Spring Low-Cost Health Screening on May 5 - 8. "The A1C result will show ifa person has diabetes, or prediabetes." Having prediabetes is not a guarantee that a person will develop type 2 diabetes. In many cases, early treatment can bring blood sugar levels back into a healthy range. "Just knowing your A1C level can be a great motivator to get you to work with your health care provider, and make continued. Funding to provide the free screenings is from a grant awarded to PDH last spring from UnitedHealthCare. The grant has allowed PDH to establish a comprehensive diabetes education program, led by Lund. Lund provides nutrition counseling for diabetes and prediabetes, blood glucose meter instruction, insulin injection training, diabetes self-management training (exercise, medication, stress reduction, health risk reduction and more) and she is a certified insulin pump trainer. The PDH Spring Low-Cost Health Screening will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. beginning Monday, May 5, and running through Thursday, May 8, in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital. In addition to free AIC testing, PDH will provide a comprehensive blood screening test for $50, bone density tests for $50 and prostate cancer screening tests for $15. More information about the : inactive, age 45 and older, l'ff_estyle change s before .... .:Sp,Gost Health .... ; family history offy-l 2-d]ab6te-S dialJete comllicationsaffects ........ -Se6fi!fsaailabi f'=  ' i women who had gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds, and certain ethnic backgrounds, to name a few. The A1C test can identify prediabetes by measuring average blood glucose for the ! We can assist with all your building needs - from plans to the finished product EATTY SINCE 1984 (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box 1369 QUINCY, CA 9597 1 Lic. #453927 your quality of life," Lund 283-5640. Spr/ng Special/ s95 Play All Day S85 After 1 pm s65 After 3pm Through May 22 nd 00nch Golf Club Kindergarten roundup April 29 Starting school is one of the most important and exciting events in a child's and parent's life together. Kindergarten Roundup is an important step in registering for kindergarten and having the necessary health screenings to start school. Kindergarten Roundup will be held at Quincy Elementary School on Tuesday, April 29, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Parents can pick up the registration packet at the school before the Roundup. Parents should complete the packet and bring it with their child's immunization record and birth certification April 29. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Parents of a child entering kindergarten may have many concerns. Will my child be ready to handle a new school? Will the teacher be able to help my child? Will the school be safe? Will my child meet new friends? How will my child behave? Children have their own worries: Who's going to help me? Will other kids like me? Will my teacher like me? What happens when I have to go to the bathroom? Who is going to meet me after school? Parents can talk to their child ahead of time, asking, "Do you have any questions about starting school? Do you want to talk about anything special about school?" There are many simple things that parents can do during the next few months to help a child get ready to start school in the fall. --For safety, children should know their first and last name, home phone number arid street address, i --Show children that learning is fun and encourage curiosity. Play games with words, numbers and colors. Cook together. Go on local field trips. Share books with your child every day. --Encourage helpful habits like dressing and choosing clothes independently, doing simple chores and sticking to a schedule. --Support physical development by providing plenty of outdoor activities. Fine-motor skills will be enhanced with art and writing opportunities at home. --Help develop social skills by providing opportunities to play with other children close in age. --Become familiar with Quincy Elementary School by visiting the classroom ahead of time. Explore the playground. Find the best way to get to the bus stop or the school. By the time August comes around, parents and children will be more prepared, relaxed and excited for this important family event. Parents are welcome to attend Kindergarten Roundup even if they have already completed the health requirements (physical and immunizations). New kindergartners receive a backpack filled with school supplies at Roundup. For more information call Quincy Elementary School at 283-6550. 530-836-1420 A PLUMAS PINES GOLF RESORT www.golfwhitehawk.com To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews,com To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews,com