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.
While diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions, they can be managed with careful monitoring of blood glucose levels, medication, and a healthy diet and exercise. Our diabetes experts work with patients to help them understand the disease, control symptoms and minimize risk for complications.
Education and Support
Because self-care is so important to controlling diabetes, our hospitals offer 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:
We also offer ongoing support groups, where people can share experiences and gain support and self-care tips.