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Hutchinson diabetes education program recognized

SPONSORED POST – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was awarded to the Hutchinson Health Diabetes Education Program Feb. 1.

Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

The ADA Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007, and 2012. Education Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from ADA and awarded for four years.

“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide,” manager Brenda Birkholz commented. “And, of course, it assures the consumer that he or she will likely receive high-quality service.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2017 national diabetes statistic report, 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes (9.4% of the population). While an estimated 23.1 million have been diagnosed, 7.2 million people are not aware that they have this disease.

Many will first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications – heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve disease and amputation. Each day, more than 3,900 people are diagnosed with diabetes.  About 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 18 years or older in 2015. Diabetes continues to be the seventh leading cause of death in the US, contributing to 252,806 deaths in 2015.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, the Association conducts programs in communities nationwide.

For more information on recognized education programs or other ADA programs, call the ADA office at 1.900. DIABETE (342-2383) or contact the ADA online at

For information on Hutchinson Health’s program, call Brenda Birkholz at (320) 234-5000.


Subscriptions to include online edition

Effective Feb. 1, subscriptions to the Herald Journal will automatically include access to the newspaper’s online edition. This follows industry trends in which readers prefer to have more options available to them including online access. At the time of your renewal, or immediately if you wish, you will be asked to provide an email address. Our staff will set up the account for you and email you the needed information. For more information, contact our office at (320) 485-2535 or email

Nominations open for Minnesota Job Honor Awards

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations for its second annual event scheduled for May 9 in the Twin Cities, hosted by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

The awards celebrate Minnesotans who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them. Previous honorees have overcome physical and mental disabilities, criminal convictions and immigrant/refugee status in their struggle for employment.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 16 and can be submitted at Last year’s honoree videos can also be viewed at the website.

Howard Lake family in need of donations following Christmas day blaze

HOWARD LAKE – A mother and her three children lost their home and its contents in a fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.

According to Kirk Jensen, who coaches one of the children on his youth basketball team, Karen Mumford, of Mumford Sanitation, has opened her business office for the collection of donations for the fire victims.  The Mumford Sanitation office is located at 612 6th Street, Howard Lake.

Mumford will collect cash donations for the family, as well as clothing, hygiene supplies, household goods, etc.

Mumford indicated the two girls in the family wear a womens’ size medium in tops, and a size 8 in pants.  The boy in the family wears a size 10/12 in shirts and pants.  The mother wears a size 4x.

According to Jensen, the family lost everything in the fire.

Questions regarding donations may be directed to Jensen at (612) 618-8710; or to Mumford at (952) 261-6888.

Watch the Friday, Dec. 29 issue of Herald Journal for further details.

Winstock tickets now available at local businesses in Winsted

Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Well, you’re in luck! Come to Winsted and pick up the perfect gift for those who are hard to shop for! Tickets now available locally at the Blue Note Ballroom- Bar and Restaurant, Glenn’s Supervalu, Keaveny Drug, and Keg’s Bar.


Last Minute Monday – Check Out the Local Deals!


Support your local businesses on Last Minute Monday and get great deals as you finish checking off items on your gift list!  Mon., Dec.18