Diabetes Education & Care
The American Diabetes Association reported in 2011 that 25.8 million children and adult in the United States are diabetic. Of those, 7 million are undiagnosed. Diabetes is a serious condition that in severe cases can lead to heart and kidney disease, stroke, amputation, blindness and even death. Diabetes affects your body's ability to either produce or properly use insulin and is categorized by three variations: Type 1, Type 2 and gestational.
Scientists have not yet determined the cause of diabetes but both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle play a part in the development the disease.
Studies show that people with diabetes live healthier lives when they have education and support from a health care team. Our certified diabetes educators work with you and your doctor, providing the services and support you need so that together, we can help control your disease.
We believe that knowledge is power. Our hospitals offer courses where you will learn new skills and receive vital information to equip you to better manage your condition. Having your diabetes under control allows you to live a healthier and fuller life. By attending class with others who deal with the same issues, you will not only gain life-saving information, but also motivation and support.