Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Poorly controlled diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage renal disease and non-traumatic lower-limb amputations. It also doubles the risk of stroke and heart disease. People with diabetes are also at increased risk for neurological symptoms, cardiovascular disease and other complications.
Perry is committed to improving diabetes care and outcomes through education. The Living Well and Feeling Well program offers preventative health education to help to self-manage, empower and understand one’s disease. A doctor's referral is needed for self-management education. Knowledge is the key to empowerment for change. Self-management education will challenge you to set goals and become motivated to create a healthy diet and lifestyle. The result will be your ability to gain control of your diabetes. Remember you are not alone; Perry is committed to helping you develop new ways of dealing with the day-to-day challenges.
Perry Memorial Hospital is proud to be an American Diabetes Association accredited provider. Perry has the only ADA-accredited diabetes education program within a 30 mile radius.
The facts and fiction of Diabetes
Goal setting and lifestyle planning
The importance of physical activity
Medications and self-monitoring your glucose
Health coping with chronic disease and resources to assist with this
Understanding the long- and short-term consequences of poorly-controlled diabetes
Contact your primary care provider and ask for a referral to Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Prediabetes is defined as a condition that raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Take this online quiz: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes.html
Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes or sugar diabetes.
Take this online quiz: http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-1-child-16/rm-quiz-type1-diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or to properly use, insulin. This is a non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes.
Take this online quiz: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/
Gestational diabetes is a form of glucose intolerance diagnosed during pregnancy.
Take this online quiz: http://study.com/academy/practice/quiz-worksheet-gestational-diabetes.html
The nerves of the feet are often affected by neuropathy or blood vessel diseases. When a diabetes patient loses sensation in the feet, sores or injuries may go unnoticed until ulcers develop.
Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease) is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renal disease, or ESRD.
Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder, is a complication of diabetes that can lead to problems throughout the body.
Diabetic retinopathy, diabetic eye disease and other eye problems refer to a group of eye problems that may occur in people with diabetes.