Diabetes Management Center

 

DIABETES MANAGEMENT:
Diabetes Management Center | Diabetes Support Group

diabetes_mgmt_logoWhether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, this program will benefit you. To determine your specific needs, a member of our comprehensive DSMES team, which includes a certified diabetes educator, registered nurse, pharmacist and licensed clinical dietitian, will conduct an individual assessment. Programming and education includes individual instruction, group sessions and support group meetings addressing a number of topics, including:

  • diabetes2Understanding the diabetes disease process
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Foot Care
  • Managing medications
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Lowering risk of acute and chronic complications
  • Detecting and treating acute and chronic complications
  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • Psychological/emotional aspects
  • Preconception care
  • Pregnancy management

All individuals desiring Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support should contact their physician or:

Nicky Yeatman, RD, LD, CDE
DSMES Quality Coordinator
(662) 615-2668

YOU ARE AT RISK FOR DIABETES IF YOU

  • Are overweight
  • Are physically inactive
  • Have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
  • Are African American, Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American
  • Have had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds or have had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
  • Have high blood pressure (over 140/90 mmHg)
  • Have low HDL cholesterol (35 mg/dl or lower) or high triglycerides (250 mg/dl or higher)

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue and irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

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