Diabetes Care and Education
When you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be facing a lot of changes to your lifestyle including changes to your diet, medications, physical activity, and more. Our diabetes experts at Faith Regional Health Services will help you to learn how to live well with diabetes and manage your condition so you can live a healthy and active life.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It may be that your pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin - a hormone involved in turning your food into glucose, which your body uses for energy. Another possibility is that your body isn’t using insulin effectively.
The result is too much sugar in your blood which can harm your organs and lead to serious problems.
Types of Diabetes
Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes occurs when your pancreas doesn't make insulin at all or doesn't make enough insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when your body doesn't use insulin correctly.
Gestational Diabetes occurs when you have high blood sugar during pregnancy.
Caring for Your Diabetes
At Faith Regional, you’ll benefit from a team of specialists and medical services to help you get control and manage your diabetes. Your primary care provider will oversee your diabetes care but may refer you to a specialist if needed. You may be referred to a:
Wound Care for Diabetes
Every year, more than 1 million people with diabetes will develop foot ulcers. Our Advanced Wound Center helps treat chronic and non-healing wounds.
Confidently live with diabetes with the help of our Diabetes Center. Our certified diabetes educators offer both one-on-one and group education sessions to help you understand your diabetes and how to manage it. If your doctor refers you to our Diabetes Center, you will receive a phone call to schedule an initial consultation.
The Diabetes Center is recognized by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists for Quality Self-Management Education. This education meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management and Support.