Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C

Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into the cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, the body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in the blood. You may also have prediabetes. This means that the blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Those with prediabetes may not have any symptoms but do have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Ebola Preparedness at BJC and BarnesCare
The current Ebola outbreak does not pose a significant threat to the U.S. However, BJC HealthCare and BarnesCare are taking the Ebola risk seriously, and are preparing for this high-impact though low-probability event.

Brown Bagging It: Get Creative when Packing Lunch

Packing a meal in a brown paper sack doesn't have to be boring. There are many ways to liven up a sack lunch or snack in a quick and healthy way.


Diabetes Management That Works – At Work

Preventing and controlling diabetes in the workforce has become a top priority for many of our client companies, especially those with employees who must pass medical certification requirements set by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Individuals with A1c levels indicating their diabetes is not under control cannot receive full DOT certification. 

Injury and Illness Prevention

Companies that are successful at reducing worker injuries and illness often deploy effective prevention strategies to help keep employees healthy and on the job. BarnesCare’s workplace wellness experts can help you design a program for your unique environment and worker population.

Independent Medical Evaluations

When a question or dispute arises regarding the status of an employee, many employers and occupational health nurses turn to BarnesCare for an independent medical evaluation (IME). Because IMEs are performed by independent health care professionals with no stake in the outcome, employers receive an impartial, objective evaluation of an employee's health condition.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.

Fruits and Vegetables: How to Sneak Them into Your Diet

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are the foods that should be eaten most often. For most people, this means more than doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat daily.


What to Do During the First 24-48 Hours of a Claim

As the old saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” BJC’s self-administered workers’ compensation team knows first-hand why the first 24-48 hours of every claim is critical. Employers who develop a protocol to follow after every report of injury are more successful in managing costs, defending frivolous claims and getting employees back to work safely.  

Group Exercise: Movers and Shakers

One of the most common reasons people quit, or never start, an exercise program is because of time constraints – juggling work, family and personal commitments. Most people know exercise is good for them and want to incorporate it into their lives. However, they do not always know the first step to take.



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