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Mike Krueger

Determination, willpower help Mike Krueger manage diabetes

October 04, 2016

Mike Krueger’s life began to change before he even knew it. With twin grandchildren soon to be born, Krueger’s wife, Bev, urged her husband to go in for his Tdap vaccination and a physical back in March. At that appointment, Kelsey Nylander, D.O., Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield family physician, conducted some regular blood tests. One of those tests indicated Krueger’s blood sugar was elevated. In fact, he had type 2 diabetes.

Resource Center(s): Diabetes


Bariatric surgery and healthy lifestyle help Chippewa Falls woman lose and keep off weight

September 09, 2016

Like many of us, Leslie Swoboda has struggled with her weight for yea­rs. The 54-year-old Chippewa Falls, Wis., woman has tried various weight loss programs, dropping pounds periodically just to re-gain them after falling back into old habits.

Resource Center(s): Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, Exercise and Fitness, Women's Health


Chance discovery leads to baby’s successful surgery

August 16, 2016

Mandy and Tyler Leopold, of Austin, Minn., adopted Elliana at birth. She was born May 3, 2013, and her infancy was completely normal until 16 months.

Resource Center(s): Cancer, Children's Health (Pediatrics), Surgery

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