Services for Diabetics

Services for Diabetics

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Help Children Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is increasing in young people. In 1990, fewer than 4 percent of children were diagnosed with this disease. Today, 30 to 50 percent of children are at risk for it, say health experts at the University of Washington. This type of diabetes is associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Helping children maintain a healthful weight, along with exercising, can help prevent the disease.

Valley Health's Diabetes Management Program provides education for patients in a classroom setting or individually for:

  • Assessment and goal setting
  • Treatment Plan
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Clinic
  • Insulin Initiation, adjustment, and management
  • Short term and long term follow up
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Gestational Diabetes management
  • Medical nutrition therapy 
  • Group classes and individual instruction 
  • Diabetes prevention classes (there is a fee for this course but no physician referral is required)
  • Grocery shopping (offered free with no physician referral required)
  • Type 1 diabetes instruction