Diabetes resource center for Idaho's Treasure Valley
When you have diabetes, it is critical to take care of yourself. In order to successfully manage your diabetes, you need to have the right diabetes center and diabetes specialist. That's why West Valley Medical Center provides a diabetes education team to help you care for your diabetes and yourself.
For more information about our diabetes center, please call (208) 459-4641.
Data from the American Diabetes Association estimates that about 25 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes. However, many people don't realize they have diabetes until they are treated for a life-threatening illness, such as heart disease.
Poorly managed diabetes can increase your risk for multiple complications. This can include, but is not limited to, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy (nervous system disease) and amputations.
Certified diabetes management program
The American Diabetes Association awarded West Valley Medical Center's diabetes self-management program with the Education Recognition Certificate. This honor from the ADA signifies that our diabetes self-management program meets national standards developed and routinely renewed by the National Diabetes Advisory Board.
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 our diabetes treatment services include:
- Individual consultations
- Nutrition counseling
- Oral and injectable medicine management
- Diabetes education classes
- Type 1 diabetes management and education
- Type 2 diabetes management and education
- Gestational diabetes management and education
- Insulin pump training
- Continuous blood glucose sensor training
If you are interested in receiving education from our staff, please attain a referral from your primary care physician. Once we receive the referral, you will be contacted to set up an appointment that works best with your schedule.
Visit www.diabetes.org to learn more about diabetes.