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March 25, 2015 The Julian News 7 California State Old Time Fiddlers District 7 Join us on Saturday; May 30, 2015 at .the. Julian Town Hall for the 201 Julian Fiddle & Plckin' Contest. On Friday evening (May 29) at the Julian Town Hall, Martha Wild, San Diego's contra queen, will call dances at the first-annual Julian Jam Boree - a welcoming event for the contest. For more details, visit www.sandiegofiddler.org Help For People With Diabetes: Making Sense Of Blood Sugars (NAPS)--Ifyou are among the "Knowing at a glance what estimated 29 million people with diabetes in the U.S., keeping your blood sugar in a healthy range is key to preventing or delaying long-term complications such as kidney, eye and heart disease. When used properly, regular blood sugar monitoring can help you and your healthcare professional detect high and low blood sugar and make therapy and lifestyle adjustments. • Unfortunately, many people with diabetes don't test their blood sugar as recommended by their healthcare professional because of psychologica or emotion al reasons. In a study of more than 800 people with diabetes, three key reasons were given for disliking and avoiding testing blood sugar: • It's a burden, it takes work; • It's not viewed as worthwhile; • It's often a demotivating experience when, despite their best efforts, their blood sugar levels are frequently out of range. "Many people may feel overwhelmed by too much informatio6, information that camping information, registration, and rulesavailable on website isn't clear, or simply by the ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... day-to-day effort required to Contest Winners-Learn How To Save Lives manage diabetes," explains Dr. • William Polonsky, co-founder ainst The Grain A new device can help people with diabetes better understand their blood sugar test results with no extra work and feel more confident about managing their blood sugar and president of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute. New Tools Can Help Fortunately, there are new tools that can help. For example, the new OneTouch Verio® Blood Glucose Monitoring System can help people better understand their blood su gar test results with no extra work. Easy to use, the meter features a color-coded range indicator that shows whether a result is within (Green), below (Blue) or above (Red) the customizable range limits set in the meter. When the meter displays a low result, it prompts the user to treat for the low glucose result and retest in 15 minutes. your result means is important because another study has shown that nearly one third of people say they can't make sense of their results," says Dr. Polonsky. "The OneTouch Verio® Meter can help patients feel more confident about managing their blood sugar by providing feedback about their results and opportunities for better control." The meter also looks for signs of progress and provides positive reinforcement through two types of progress notes. An "achievement" message is displayed when the current result is in range following three consecutive above range results. A "consistency" message appears when 70 percent of results in the past seven days are in range. After using the meter for a week, 94 percent of people with diabetes said it made their test results simple to understand.1 The system is available where diabetes supplies are sold with an estimated retail price of $19.99. For more information, visit www. OneTouch.com. 1Study conducted in the UK and US with 102 patients with diabetes. 2013. (NAPSA)-High crop yields, low temperatures and wet weather can mean farmers, grain elevator operators and other grain handlers dealing with high- moisture corn and beans are at risk for dangerous, even deadly, grain engulfment-but there are ways to save them and you can help. Seconds Count Grain-handling entrapments happen very quickly. Flowing grain is like quicksand and it can draw in a person in seconds. A grain surface may appear solid, but it is not. A small opening in the unloading gate gives the entire surface the quality of quicksand. When a single kernel is removed from the bottom of a wagon, kernels directly above it rush to fill the void, creating a fluid motion. Flowing grain is like a fluid; objects on the surface sink, and heavy objects sink faster than light ones. Even if grain has stopped flowing, submerged objects or people are difficult to extract. The force required to remove someone buried below the surface of grain can easily exceed 2,000 pounds, about the same as lifting a smal car. How To Prevent Entrapments The easiest way to reduce risk is to eliminate the situation. • Always lock all access doors to grain storage structures. • Lock out power to all types of grain-handling equipment. Disconnect power and place locks over operating switches. This also helps discourage grain theft. • Never enter a bin when grain is caked or spoiled. Grain that is wet or moldy clumps together, and as it is unloaded, a large air pocket may form just below the surface. • When you must enter a bin, use the buddy system-have a properly equipped second person available and in a place where he or she can see you in the bin and be in constant communication with you. These observers should be able to get more help if necessary and know not to enter the bin to assist themselves. Rescue Tubes and Training Additionally, lives can be saved by first responders who have the specialized rescue training and equipment required to secure someone trapped in a grain bin. Volunteer firefighters are often a rural area's .first and only line of defense when a farmer or grain elevator worker becomes helplessly trapped in a grain bin. The only way to safely remove someone trapped in a bin is to remove the grain around the person's body. And the best way to do that is to arm emergency personnel with the proper tools and training. The chances of surviving a grain bin engulfment are greatly increased if a rescue tube is available to nearby fire departments. Unfortunately, many fire departments lack the equipment and specialized rescue training needed for a successful rescue. Rescuers" Contest That's on e reason the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), Grain Systems, Inc., KC Supply Co. and the Nationwide insurance company decided to award fire departments the grain bin rescue tubes and the specialized training that can save lives when farmers and other workers become entrapped in grain bins. This is where you can help. Any rural community fire department can be nominated before May 31, 2015. Nominations can be sent in online to www. g rainbinsafetyweek.com/ participate-with-us/notninate- your-fire-dept; via e-mail to agcontest@nicc.edu; or by mail to NECAS, Grain Bin Safety Ag Contest, 8342 NICC Dr., Peosta, IA 52068. To get your first responders in the running, describe how the fire department or emergency rescue team and community would continued on page 14 connected...., to savinqs If you're on a limited income, you may be el.igible to receive a discount of at least 20% off your monthly energy bill. You could also qualify for free home improvements that can he~~p reduce your energy costs. Bryon saved on his bill and you can too. To see if you qualify, call 1-877-646-5525 or visit sdqe.com/care. *These programs are funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. A Sempra Energy utility® @2015 San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.