Making Strides for Type 1 Diabetes

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Catherine’s son has battled Type 1 Diabetes since he was 5. They will be walking together at the JDRF One Walk on April 28.

By Catherine Garfinkel
Human Resources Director
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

My son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes (T1D) in kindergarten. In those early days, my job as his mother was to learn how to care for him and keep him alive. Counting carbs. Blood sugar tests. Middle of the night pricks. Multiple insulin injections. It was a daily grind that was both frightening and exhausting.

Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is a relentless autoimmune disease that suddenly attacks the pancreas because the body does not produce enough insulin hormone to regulate blood sugar. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Continue reading

The Opioid Epidemic: Impact to Workers’ Compensation

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Opioids, powerful painkillers that can be highly addictive, are causing a national health crisis that is also wreaking havoc in Arizona.

Arizona opioid-related deaths have reached alarming heights, prompting Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a public health emergency. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) reported more than 790 deaths, or two people every day, died from an opioid overdose in 2016. The trend shows a startling increase of 74 percent over the Continue reading

OSHA Top 10 Violations Serve as Safety Checklist

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This is the time of year that lots of lists come out. We saved the following list from September: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual list of top 10 most cited violations for 2017.

Fall protection – training requirements was added to the list, in recognition of the Continue reading