Diabetes Care and Education
Diabetes is a metabolism disorder that affects the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. When you have diabetes, your pancreas either produces little or no insulin or the body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. As a result, glucose accumulates in the body, which can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, nerve damage and blindness.
Personalized Care for Diabetes
At Cape Cod Healthcare, we take a comprehensive, personalized approach to diabetes care with a focus on prevention, education and management. Because diabetes can have wide-ranging symptoms and complications, you’ll also benefit from our network of specialized services should you need them. We offer:
- Diabetes education
- Diabetes testing
- Endocrinology (hormonal system care) services
- Nutritional counseling
- Wound care
Diabetes Education Program
Research shows that diabetes education helps people develop the confidence to live successfully with their disease. Our American Diabetes Association-recognized Diabetes Education program, led by certified diabetes educators, is designed to help you understand your diabetes condition and learn the best ways to manage it. We emphasize education, diet, exercise and ongoing self-management skills.
For more information on our Diabetes Education program or to register, call 508-862-5898.
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For more information or for help finding a physician, call our Access Line at 877-CAPECOD or email us today.