Diabetes is on the rise and contributes to a host of other often
life-threatening diseases and conditions such as heart disease,
kidney failure, blindness and even amputation. It is critical to
diagnose, treat and manage the disease as early as possible.
The Diabetes Care Program draws upon Glendale Adventist Medical
Center's expertise in medical treatment and lifestyle changes to
give patients the education and support they need to control
their diabetes and live a healthy lifestyle.
Certified diabetes educators and other staff members assist
inpatients and outpatients to enhance their self-management
skills regarding diet and exercise, insulin and drug management,
checking blood sugar levels and other important aspects of living
We tailor recommendations for each patient according to his or
her individual lifestyle, medical history and other personal
criteria. In addition, we follow up with patients through our
outpatient diabetes care program.
To download a brochure with more information on our Outpatient
Diabetes Education, click here.
Gestational Diabetes Care
For women who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational
diabetes), we offer the Sweet Success program to provide diabetes
management guidelines that are sensitive to the special needs of
pregnant women and their babies.
Diabetes Support Group
Glendale Adventist Medical Center sponsors an
ongoing diabetes support and education group for adults with
either Type I or Type II diabetes. Participants learn from one
another, the certified diabetes educator, and special guest
Because early detection of diabetes is so
important, Glendale Adventist Medical Center conducts periodic
diabetes screenings and lectures in the hospital and at locations
throughout the community.
To learn more about our programs, screenings or support groups, call (818) 409-8100.