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August 2018 Archive

Priority is Key in Making Conscious Health Decisions

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Chrystal Hedges

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine about her Type 2 diabetes and the struggles and successes she has had in the last five years. She lost her health insurance about a year ago and couldn’t afford the number of medicines and testing supplies she needed to manage her disease. At that point, she made a decision to continue taking the oral medications, but not the shots. This story is so very familiar to many people.

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Chrystal Hedges

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Chrystal Hedges received her Bachelor's of Science degree from St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma and received her Master's of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences from OU Health Sciences Center. She has ten and a half years of experience working in the public health arena promoting and advocating for health and well-being in various capacities. Her current role as a well-being program coordinator is to provide state employees and their families with information and opportunities to learn, grow and enrich their lives for the better. Her passion and advocacy for health and well-being has led her to one of the most important roles in her life, serving as a foster and adoptive parent. Ms. Hedges has been a foster parent for 5 years and currently has two foster children and two adoptive children.