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Diabetes Care in Los Angeles

Comprehensive treatment & supportive services

doctor running diabetes checkThe diabetes program at Adventist Health White Memorial offers the latest educational resources for patients in our community living with diabetes. Our site is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for achieving national standards for diabetes self-management education.

We provide individualized and friendly, personal care to help you manage diabetes. We also provide the tools you need to help you control diabetes so you can start living a healthier life.

Understanding diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood-glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.

Nearly 50,000 people in the East Los Angeles area have diabetes. That's not surprising, since one in seven Latinos and one in four Mexican-Americans over the age of 45 are living with diabetes.

Many people in our community don't know they have diabetes because they have never been tested. Many just try to cope with the symptoms not knowing why they feel the way they do.

The results of untreated diabetes — blindness, amputations, heart disease and other serious health problems — can be devastating. Understanding the risk factors and the symptoms can help you avoid developing diabetes or obtain treatment early on.

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