Living with Diabetes
Almost 26 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes. When you have diabetes, you either don’t produce or don’t correctly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that converts sugar, starches and other foods into energy, and when it is not functioning properly it causes your blood sugar levels to be too high. Diabetes is usually a lifelong disease, but you can live an active, full life with proper treatment.
At Mercy Gilbert's Center for Diabetes Management we provide support for diabetes Type 1 and Type 2, gestational diabetes and pre-diabetes (usually adults who are identified before Type 2 diabetes sets in). Our programs include:
- Pre-diabetes classes
- Comprehensive diabetes self-management training classes
- Blood glucose meter training
- Insulin initiation and insulin management
- Insulin pump training and continuous glucose monitoring
- Monthly educational outreach groups
- Health Eating, Active Living (HEAL)
- Pediatric diabetes education
- Gestational (while pregnant) diabetes classes
Learn more about Mercy Gilbert's Center for Diabetes Management
We offer several diabetes educational classes and support groups, whether you were recently diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for a while. For more information on diabetes or how we can help you or your diabetic loved one, please call us at (480) 728-3535.