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What You Need To Know About Prediabetes


What is Prediabetes?

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes” — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Doctors sometimes refer to prediabetes as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on what test was used when it was detected. This condition puts you at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Article by Knight Kplinger. Read more at Kiplinger Magazine

Eight great tips from Kiplinger Magazine

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It’s Time for W-2s!

Listed are a few reminders for 2013 W-2 distribution:

  1. 2013 W-2s will be mailed by January 31, 2014
  2. If you have not received your 2013 W-2 by February 10, 2014, you can contact the payroll office or go to TSU web site employee self- service and print a copy
  3. If you had an address change in 2013, please contact Human Resources to update your address before your 2013 W-2 is mailed

Optimistic people tend to believe that good things happen more often than bad things. They may face many challenges, but when they have setbacks, their positive thoughts help them cope. Research has found that optimists experience less stress, have stronger relationships, and show more of the perseverance needed to succeed at work and in life. 

Here are some tips on staying optimistic:

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As we start a new year, there is not a better time to review your performance, reflect on your accomplishments and missed opportunities, and set some new goals. Click below for some quick tips on how to effectively set, monitor, and accomplish goals.

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On average, between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population will get the flu during the annual cold and flu season — which typically runs from November to April. Each year, between 3,000 and 49,000 people in the United States die from flu-related issues. Cold and flu viruses are often passed between people and along surfaces in the workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are most contagious the first two or three days after catching a cold and for about five days after being infected with the flu — even before symptoms develop.

Here’s some very useful information:

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it’s time to start preparing. And that doesn’t just mean food. This is a great opportunity to come up with mindful strategies on how to avoid the overindulgence of those oh-so-good but oh-so-unhealthy foods. While it is important to enjoy ourselves and our families, it doesn’t have to mean we throw away all of our good habits.  Here are some tips to having a happy and healthy thanksgiving!

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The weather is getting cooler, but your produce choices are heating up. These amazing superfoods are either hitting their peak in the garden or can easily be found in your local farmers market or grocery store. They’re the perfect excuse to get cooking on cool nights! Information from Health Magazine:,,20307323,00.html

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Distractions are everywhere. If you have ever ended the day without accomplishing most of the tasks on your to-do list, or if you are constantly feeling as if there are not enough hours in the day to complete your work, you might benefit from more effective strategies for managing your time.

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To effectively manage stress, we need to address it in at least three areas of our lives: our physical health, our mental health, and our sense of purpose. Here are some stress-relieving tips for each of these areas.

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