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Tribal Health and Wellness News

Study Finds that Sugar-Free Drinks, Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center

Candy May Lead To Dental Erosion Podiatrist Schedule

The Washington Post “To Your Health” reports (found in colas) or citric acid (found mainly in Podiatrist, Deborah Behre will be here on
that researchers from the Melbourne University’s lemon and lime flavored drinks),” they can “strip
Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre “tested away a tooth’s outer layer – leading to chalkiness Wednesday, January 27, 2016
a wide range of sugar-free soft drinks, sports of the tooth’s surface, pitting, opacity, tooth Wednesday, February 24, 2016
drinks and sweets and found that many of them sensitivity and other issues.”
can be just as harmful to teeth as their sugared Wednesday, March 23, 2016
counterparts due to their chemical composition.” Article from ADA Foundation, December 1, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Researchers found that because these sugar-free Article Submitted by the Chehalis Tribal Dental Diabetic patients should have their feet checked
beverages “contain acids like phosphoric acid Clinic by a Podiatrist at least once a year, even if you

don’t have any foot problems.

Foot care tips for people with Diabetes:

The Diabetes Prevention Program’s Lifestyle Change Program Classes will begin People with diabetes have to take special care
of their feet. You should have a Comprehensive
December 2nd, 2015 through May 25th, 2016 foot exam every year. Some things you can do to
12:00 - 1:00 PM keep your feet healthy:
„„Wash your feet in warm water daily.
PT Room at the CTWC „„Dry your feet well, especially between the toes.
„„Keep the skin soft, with a moisturizing lotion,
This is a 16 week class to help you:
but do not apply in between the toes.
„„Learn the facts about healthy eating and being active „„Inspect your feet daily for cuts, bruises,

„„Learn what makes it hard for you to eat healthy and be blisters, or swelling. Tell your health care
active. And learn how to change these things so they provider right away if you find something
work for you, not against you. wrong.
„„Ask your diabetes care team how you should
„„Will also give you the long-term support that you need. cut your toenails.
„„Wear clean, soft socks that fit you.
„„You are welcome to invite a friend or family member. „„Keep your feet warm and dry. Always wear
shoes that fit.
Points of Contact: Pat Odiorne RD, CDE „„Never walk barefoot indoors or outdoors or 360-709-1884 „„Examine your shoes daily for cracks, pebbles,
nails or anything that could hurt your feet.
or Gloria Jones or 360-709-1810 If you would like to make an appointment
to see her please call the CTWC at

360-273-5504 and ask to speak to Pat
Odiorne or Christina Hicks.

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