|Diabetes Treatment Center|
Nearly 21 million Americans suffer from diabetes and an estimated 1.5 million more will be diagnosed in the coming year, making diabetes the fastest growing disease in America. What’s more, an estimated 54 million people have pre-diabetes, which puts people at risk for diabetes and causes health complications of its own.
Recognized for excellence by the American Diabetes Association, the Diabetes Treatment Center is a convenient, comprehensive clinic offering leading-edge care and support. Whether patients are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, the compassionate team at the Diabetes Treatment Center provides the education, support and medical resources to help people manage the condition and live a healthy, active and complication-free life.
Education and Support
Because self-care is so important to controlling diabetes, the Diabetes Treatment Center offers a variety of education and support programs. Individual and group classes help people gain a sense of control over their body and the disease by providing tips and education on a variety of topics, including:
• meal planning
• exercise goals
• medication and insulin pump management
• glucose monitoring
• foot care
• eye care
To participate in the education program, patients must have a physician referral or prescription. See a schedule of Diabetes Classes.
When patients are admitted to the hospital with complications from diabetes, they may be transferred to the Diabetes Treatment Center unit for specialized monitoring and care. The Diabetes Treatment Center staff also works collaboratively with other units to ensure all care and treatment is coordinated, and considered within the scope of the patient’s diabetes.
The Diabetes Treatment Center team consists of board-certified endocrinologists, certified and highly credentialed nurses and registered dietitians who specialize in diabetes care.
Because of the broad impact diabetes can have, the Diabetes Treatment Center works closely with the expert teams at the Mercy Heart and Vascular Center and Eye Center, as well as on-site podiatrists and other specialists as needed.