Diabetes Services

Diabetes can cause painful complications that affect your daily life, especially when combined with another injury or illness. Our clinical care provides the support your need to improve blood glucose control and reduce these complications.

Our experienced team works together to help you avoid complications and to learn healthy lifestyle behavior. That includes maintaining an appropriate weight, eating a balanced diet, and increasing physical activity, as you’re able.

We may be able to help you do this if you’re experiencing: 

  • Cardiovascular changes
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hypertension
  • Nephropathy
  • Painful neuropathy

Our hospital uses the latest in glycemic management—basal-bolus insulin therapy—which combines fast-acting insulin with longer-lasting insulin to balance your levels. This approach prevents highs and lows and requires fewer finger pricks. Our care is adapted from the standards of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

When you’re experiencing diabetic complications, we provide:

  • Nutrition therapy and education from a registered dietitian
  • Healthy lifestyle training for weight reduction and stress relief
  • Physical therapist supervised exercise to sharpen your abilities
  • Education to help manage your disease to minimize the risk of future complications
  • Instruction in self-management strategies such as:
    • Blood sugar monitoring
    • Hypo- and hyperglycemia symptom recognition
    • Medication management
    • Insulin pump management
    • Consistent carbohydrate meal planning
  • Medication monitoring by a pharmacist for oral and insulin medications to prevent negative medication interactions

Through the treatment options above, you can work to improve your glucose control and reduce complications, moving closer to your healthier daily life.