The Best (and Worst) Foods to Eat for Diabetes

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/2/19 9:58 AM


Sarah Abraham is a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner with Dignity Health Medical Group – Ventura Region, and an expert on preventive health care. 

If you've recently been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic, you may be wondering what sort of diet is best for you. First, it’s important to realize the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas (an organ in the abdomen) stops making insulin. This condition is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes that we see in adults, this is when the body stops responding to normal or even high levels of insulin, and over time, the pancreas does not make enough insulin.

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Dignity Health Medical Group Expands Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Services in Ventura with New Location

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 3/25/19 9:14 AM

Dignity Health Medical Group announced that they have expanded their family medicine and internal medicine services in Ventura with the addition of two highly-regarded primary care providers: Ramsey Ulrich, MD and Sunita Sujanani, MD.

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Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 1/31/19 2:21 PM

National Women Physicians Day on February 3rd commemorates the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman in the United States to become a doctor. As we reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women in medicine, we asked our providers to share what inspired them to choose a career in healing and humankindness. Here is what they said.

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Ask the Expert: Tips for Managing Toddler Behavior, How Preventative Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases, and Night Sweats

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 1/22/19 2:43 PM

In this edition of "ask the expert," our providers weigh in on a wide range of topics, including toddler behavior, the importance of preventative care, and how to handle night sweats. 

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Dignity Health Medical Foundation Names New CEO

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 11/7/18 10:04 AM

Dignity Health Medical Foundation (DHMF), which operates 14 medical groups and imaging centers and more than 124 clinic locations across California, has announced that Mark Behl, MHA, MBA, has joined the organization as CEO.

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