If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you know how important it is to take that diagnosis seriously. The Diabetes Wellness Center provides the educational tools needed to successfully manage diabetes.
Diabetes education and support is offered on a referral basis to those living with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Our diabetes team consists of pharmacists, registered nurses and dietitians who specialize in self-management and nutritional support.
In addition to individual appointments and group classes, the Diabetes Wellness Center offers a free support group that meets monthly.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas completely stops producing insulin—the hormone that allows the body to use glucose (the main sugar found in foods) for energy. While many cases are thought to have a genetic component, developing in childhood or as a young adult, Type 1 diabetes can begin at any age.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is a growing epidemic. 29 million Americans currently have diabetes and nearly six million people are unaware they have it. But Type 2 diabetes can be prevented if caught early.
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs only in pregnant women and usually disappears after childbirth.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes:
Contact your physician if you think you are at risk for diabetes or exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- Constant thirst (polydipsia)
- Increased hunger (polyphagia)
- Frequent urination (polyuria)
- Extreme, unexplained fatigue
- Tingling or numbness in extremities (hands, fingers, feet, toes)
- Slow-healing wounds
- Frequent skin, bladder or gum infections