By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Now that we have understood why seniors are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, the common risk factors – obesity and metabolic syndromes and the role of insulin, this week, we will focus on the early and late signs and symptoms of high blood sugar. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-2-diabetes/DS00585/DSECTION=causes High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) affects people who have diabetes. Several factors … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Final
By: The Salesian Social Network of America Currently, around 33% of the population across the Americas live on less than 2 dollars a day and unemployment has increased to 10.7% of the economically active population, decreasing the labor participation mainly of women, informal workers, young people and migrants. Furthermore, poverty gaps persist in rural areas, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and children. This social inequality drastically affects … Continue reading We want a decent life!
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers “Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.” On the eve of gratitude in November, various organizations such as Mission Animation, Salesian Volunteers Program, Saint Joseph Salesian Retreat House, and Restless Heart offered food, vitamins, masks, and clothing to our less fortunate brothers on Skid Row. This experience has been the third Homeless Outreach for the Salesian Volunteers Program. … Continue reading “Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.”
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I am not sure if Fr. Paul Chuong Nguyen is a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor movie superstar, but he surely acts like one. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memorable lines are: “Hasta la vista baby!” and “I‘ll be back!” Often these lines were proclaimed when he screamed at his enemy and promised to be revengeful. In Fr. … Continue reading “I’ll be Back!”- Revival Spirit at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Retreat Center
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Friday, October 22, the 3rd Collaborative Team Meeting was held at the new Salesian parish of Santa Isabel in Boyle Heights. Representatives of the Confirmation Program from St. Mary’s, St. Isabel and some representatives from the Salesian Family Youth Center participated in this meeting. Participants included: Fr Marcos Castillo, Mrs. Elizabeth Villanueva, Juan Carlos Montenegro, Miriam Hernandez, and … Continue reading Youth Night and Collaborative Team!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant NCYC Commission Meeting – October 12th Fr. Fabian participated in the first meeting of the commission for NCYC West Long Beach 2022. This meeting was led by Sr. Sydney Moss who had an objective to start reflecting and thinking about the different possibilities of topics and themes to be reflected in and presented to the participants of the conference. … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department October Recap!
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Last week we reviewed the role of insulin in the regulation of blood glucose. This week we enter into another important concept in the management of diabetes – what is insulin resistance? What is insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively. The body produces insulin, … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Part B
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP In order to understand diabetes, one must be very clear of the role of insulin and be familiar with the term insulin resistance. This week, we get to know how this very important hormone insulin works and when it does not work. The National Diabetes Information Clearing House offers the explanation below. What is insulin? Insulin is … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Part A
By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA. – November 1, 2021 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its in-person Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, November 14. Elementary and middle school students and their families are invited to learn about the school’s rigorous academics, advanced technology majors, internship opportunities, and individualized college planning program. “Open House is a great opportunity … Continue reading Bosco Tech Open House is November 14th
By: JC Montenegro, PhD, Delegate for Mission Animation Twenty years ago, around this time, I arrived in Los Angeles and since then I have been involved with a wonderful Salesian family here. I’ve had delightful moments as well as challenging moments. In my heart, there is nothing but gratitude going out to each of the Salesians who have been part of my uniquely fantastic journey. … Continue reading Thank you, Salesians