Data from the American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 25 million adults and children diagnosed with diabetes in the United States. That's nearly 8.3% of the population. Millions of adults and children are newly diagnosed each year. The prevalence of diabetes is continuing to grow. You are not alone!
Poorly managed diabetes can increase an individual's risk for multiple complications. This can include, but are not limited to, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy (nervous system disease), and amputations. When you have diabetes it is even more important to take care of yourself.
In order to achieve successful diabetes management, you need to have the right staff and personnel. That's why West Valley provides a diabetes education team that can help you care for your diabetes and yourself.
Our team at the diabetes resource center consists of a registered nurse (RN), who is a certified diabetes educator (CDE), and a registered dietitian (RD), who specializes in diabetes nutrition therapy. Our services are based on standards for diabetes care established from the American Diabetes Association. Some of these services include:
- Individual consultations
- Nutrition counseling
- Oral and injectable medicine management
- Diabetes education classes
- Type 1 diabetes management & education
- Type 2 diabetes management & education
- Gestational diabetes management & education
- Insulin pump training
- Continuous blood glucose sensor training
If you are interested in receiving education from our staff, attain a referral from your primary care physician. Once this referral is received you will be contacted to set up an appointment that works best with your schedule.