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Diabetes Resource Center Now Open

Diabetes

There are over 7,000 people living with diabetes in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. To inspire health, wholeness and hope for those living with diabetes, Adventist Health Sonora has opened the Diabetes Resource Center which is available to patients with a physician referral.

The Diabetes Resource Center is run by Jacey Rodriguez-Serva, FNP, and staff from Adventist Health Sonora’s Live Well Be Well Center. Rodriguez-Serva is a nurse practitioner with seven years of experience in internal medicine and cares for adults with a variety of chronic illnesses including diabetes.

“It can be overwhelming for people to adjust to the daily demands of living with diabetes, especially when they are newly diagnosed or facing complications from the disease,” says Rodriguez. “At the Diabetes Resource Center, we help patients set goals and provide the tools and support they need to succeed.”

People with diabetes can live long, healthy lives as long as their disease is properly managed. Poorly controlled diabetes can cause a variety of complications including nerve damage, trouble healing wounds and cardiovascular disease. At the Diabetes Resource Center, patients receive support with monitoring blood glucose, eating a balanced diet, managing medications, setting goals for exercise and dealing with life stressors. Personalized treatment plans also include referrals for other services and specialists when needed so that patients can keep their diabetes controlled.

For more information about the Diabetes Resource Center, please call (209) 536-3720 or talk to your doctor about a referral.