Diabetes

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Coordinated care

At the Parkview’s Diabetes Treatment Center, our goal is to help you lead longer, healthier lives. Our multidisciplinary staff teaches you how to practice self-management skills and various measures that can help you improve your quality of life.

Diabetes Treatment Center

Diabetes is a life-changing diagnosis. Understanding your risk factors for developing diabetes is one of the first steps in delaying the onset of the disease or possibly preventing it altogether. Let Parkview Health help manage your diabetes through various outpatient programs designed to improve your quality of life.

Are you at risk for diabetes? 

There are many factors that increase your risk for diabetes, including:

  • Having a parent or sibling who has diabetes

  • Being age 45 or older

  • Being overweight

  • Getting little or no exercise daily

  • Being of African-American, Hispanic/Latino-American, Native-American or Pacific-Island descent

  • Woman-previously having gestational diabetes or giving birth to an infant weighing more than 9 pounds

Common symptoms or warning signs of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination or excessive thirst

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Fatigue or extreme tiredness

  • Blurred vision

  • Slow-healing wounds

  • Numbness or tingling in toes or feet

Discuss your risk factors and all symptoms you’re experiencing with your physician. For more information or to receive a free diabetes risk assessment, call (260) 373-4280.

Outpatient Services

For individuals with diabetes, Parkview’s Diabetes Treatment Center is here for you. Our multidisciplinary staff, comprised of specially trained and board-certified clinicians, will help you develop an individual care plan for managing your diabetes.

Our staff teaches you how to practice self-management skills and various measures that can help you improve your quality of life. In addition, you’ll learn measures for reducing risk associated with diabetes-related complications.

Outpatient services are provided at Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Intensive Insulin Therapy/Insulin Pump Initiation Program

As a diabetes patient, you may benefit from wearing a continuous insulin delivery device as recommended by your physician.  Our staff of certified insulin pump trainers will work with you to select the type of device that will best meet your needs, teach you about how to safely wear an insulin pump and work with your physician to provide the necessary follow up at intervals that will help you achieve your blood sugar goals.   

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The Continuous Glucose Monitor or Sensor is a device that measures glucoses on a continual basis.  These can be used as a personal device if medically necessary or your physician may request a three to seven day tracing to troubleshoot problems with your current level of glucose control.

Our clinicians will show you how to wear this device and provide feedback reports to your physician. 

Pregnancy and Diabetes Program

Blood sugar management during pregnancy is essential for healthy mothers, normal growth of the baby and to minimize risks during labor and delivery.   Whether you have  pre-existing diabetes or diabetes that shows up later in pregnancy, otherwise known as gestational diabetes, our staff of certified professionals will develop an individualized plan that includes meal planning, physical activity, monitoring blood sugars and medication for the duration of pregnancy.   

For more information about any of the programs described, please call the Diabetes Treatment Center at (260) 373-4280.

Attend a seminar or workshop

Learn how to improve your health and manage your diabetes during four 2 ½ hour educational seminars.

Topics include:

  • Setting healthcare goals

  • Understanding nutrition

  • Taking medications

  • Monitoring your blood sugar

  • Exercising

  • Stress management techniques

Education seminar times and locations may vary.

FREE workshops are also available on a monthly basis at the Diabetes Treatment Center.

Topics include:

  • What is Diabetes?

  • High and low blood sugar

  • Sick day management

  • Foot care

  • Monitoring control

  • Nutrition basics

  • Meal planning on a budget

  • Community resources

  • Your healthcare team

For more information on the seminar and workshop, call (260) 373-4280.

Find Support

Parkview’s diabetes support group meets from 7 – 8: 30 p.m. on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. The support group is held on the second floor of Parkview Hospital Randallia in the Boscia Room. Anyone with diabetes or caring for someone with diabetes is welcome to attend. For more information, call (260) 373-4280.

Diabetes support groups are also offered at:

Parkview Huntington Hospital

Parkview LaGrange Hospital

Parkview Noble Hospital

Parkview Whitley Hospital

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