Our goal at the Diabetes Education & Wellness Center is to empower people living with diabetes, through education and support, to take an active role in their own health and well-being. We understand that knowledge is essential when it comes to diabetes management, and that in many cases, success is directly affected by the amount of support a person living with diabetes receives. Because we know that a patient’s knowledge of their condition is truly the key for successful diabetes treatment, we offer a wide array of services and education to help those who come to our center live a full, healthy and active life.
Please click below to download the Diabetes Education & Wellness Center informational brochure.
Diabetes is a disease in which a person’s body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is essential in converting sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Today, there are over 20 million people living with diabetes in the United States. While the cause of diabetes continues to remain unknown, we do know that genetics and lifestyle factors can play an important role. Being overweight, of Hispanic or Native American descent, or the child of a parent with diabetes, are all factors that could increase your likelihood of becoming diabetic.
The good news is that diabetes is a very treatable and manageable disease. With the right education and support, your chance of experiencing health complications that come from diabetes - such as blindness, kidney failure, or amputation - can be greatly reduced.
Services & Education Available
Patients will work closely with a registered nurse, who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator, to develop a personalized education and treatment plan. This plan can include:
Blood glucose meter instruction
Development of individualized meal plan/medical nutrition therapy
Personal goal setting and problem solving
Insulin pump therapy
Referrals and linkage of individuals to a primary care provider, podiatrist or a licensed professional counselor as needed.