Veterans Health Care: Have a healthy Thanksgiving with mindful eating

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If you have diabetes, you can still eat a healthy Thanksgiving dinner

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Care 

November 25, 2021

Providing health care to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is home to America’s largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Join your fellow Veterans. Here are some of their stories.

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Have a healthy Thanksgiving with mindful eating

Turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potato pie … if you have diabetes, you can still enjoy traditional holiday foods while keeping your blood sugar levels in check. The key is
mindful eating.

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VA can help you get back to work

If you’re a Veteran who is looking for work or needs training to qualify for a job, VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment program might be able to help.


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Caregivers get help from VA

When Vietnam Veteran Melvin Phillips was diagnosed dementia, his wife Vicki turned to the local Veteran Community Partnership for help. If you’re a caregiver, you can too.


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Smiling male elderly Veteran

From shaky ground to securing sdiv housing

While in line at a local food bank, Marine Veteran Gerard McCarthy struck up a conversation with another Veteran who gave him a phone number for the HUD-VASH program. He is now in sdiv Veterans’ housing.

Veterans who are homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless can call or visit their local VA or call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838).

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