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Diabetes Patient Stories

A Step Ahead of Diabetes

Changing lifestyle habits can be difficult, especially when it comes to your health. But Allen and Sheryl Tjelmeland of Ely did just that – and enjoyed it. By learning to eat healthy foods in appropriate portions and exercise regularly, they may be able to prevent developing type 2 diabetes. This spring, Allen Tjelmeland, 67, decided to get a health check-up. Read more.

Leading by Example

Dallas Oler is 77 years old, with a firm handshake, ready smile and fitness that all belie the fact that he has Type 1 diabetes. Read more. Or, learn more about Dallas.

Playing to Win: Teaming Up with an Endocrinologist

Anna Antons has a measured approach to life, an easy-going manner that belies the balancing act she must manage to live with three chronic disorders. Her condition could be life-threatening if left untreated. But Anna, 38, manages well. She has found an ally in Arun Movva, MD.

The First Endocrinologist in Cedar Rapids

Mercy is pleased to announce that Endocrinologist Arun K. Movva, MD, is Cedar Rapids’ only endocrinologist. Read more.