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What Do You Really Know About Diabetes?
Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and more than 7 million more have diabetes but don't realize it, according to the CDC. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Test your knowledge of this chronic disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
2. If your diabetes isn't under control, it can damage which of these organs?
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Diabetes can affect many parts of the body. It can lead to serious complications, such as eye problems, nerve damage, gum disease, heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and lower-limb amputations. You can help prevent these complications by controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
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Valley Health's Diabetes Management Program (DMP) is very proud to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 1993 for their outstanding educational program. We offer individual and group appointments available for people with diabetes.
Diabetes management is a self-management disease. When people participate in their health care experience, the complications of diabetes and hyperglycemia can be prevented or delayed.
Diabetes educators (dietitians and nurses) are dedicated to teaching and supporting people with diabetes and helping them manage this chronic disease on a daily basis. They have the committed patient hours, skills and successful examination necessary to be awarded the status of Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).
Outpatient services are offered in Winchester at 333 West Cork Street, in Front Royal at Warren Memorial Hospital, in Romney at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, in Woodstock at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, and in Luray at Page Memorial Hospital.
to find a program close to you, or call (540) 536-5108 for more information.