Services for Diabetics

Services for Diabetics

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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.

1. What percentage of all people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes?
2. If your diabetes isn't under control, it can damage which of these organs?
3. What does insulin do?
4. Which is the greatest risk factor for type 2 diabetes?
5. Which of these groups is at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
6. Gestational diabetes happens only during pregnancy. Why?
7. How does gestational diabetes affect the baby?
8. How does exercise help people with diabetes?
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