Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life.
And it does – in numbers that are dramatically increasing. In the last decade, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped almost 50 percent – to more than 29 million Americans. Worldwide, it afflicts more than 380 million people. And the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, that number of people living with diabetes will more than double.
Today, diabetes takes more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined -- claiming the life of 1 American every 3 minutes. It is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke.
One of the most challenging parts of diabetes management is the fact that patients have to make so many decisions -- every day -- on their own. How many carbohydrates are in this meal? How much insulin should I take? What adjustments do I need to make?
At SWLA Center for Health Center for Health Services, patients learn how to make these decisions with knowledge and confidence. They leave Diabetes Education classes feeling empowered, and able to:
• Improve their diabetes management
• Self-manage their individual diabetes treatment plan and lifestyle
• Increase flexibility in their everyday lives
We offer individual and group diabetes education. Our program is taught by an expert certified diabetes educator. Our Diabetes Educator has access to a great team of SWLA Center for Health Services providers including a certified nutritionist.
For more information about the Diabetes Education Program at SWLA Center for Health Services please call 337-439-9983.