Diabetes Management in Virginia & West Virginia
Living with Diabetes
- One in ten adults in the United States has diabetes and that number is
expected to increase to one in five in the next decade.
- Currently diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United
States, and individuals with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of
heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes, feet or legs.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Valley Health Helps Patients Manage Diabetes and Live Well
Living with diabetes requires constant vigilance, a great deal of education,
and a patient’s willingness to participate in his or her own health.
With pro-active lifestyle changes, patients have the ability to prevent
or delay the complications that arise from diabetes and hyperglycemia.
Valley Health’s diabetes educators, dietitians, and nurses can provide
the education and support to help people manage their own disease on a
daily basis. This puts patients in control again, allowing them to lead
healthy and fulfilled lives while managing their disease.
20+ Years’ Recognition by the American Diabetes Association
At Valley Health, we take our patients’ support seriously. That’s
why we have designed a fully-compliant and robust diabetes management
program, which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association
since 1993 for the quality of our education program. We provide support
and resources through individual sessions and in group sessions.
Diabetes Education Classes
Valley Health offers diabetes education classes at convenient locations
across our service area. Please click on the location most convenient
for you to learn about classes in your area.
Valley Health Diabetes Management Program locations:
Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney, WV (304-822-2198)
- Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, VA (540-843-4523)
- Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, VA (540-459-1252)
- War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV (304-258-6519)
Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, VA (540-636-0314)
- Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA (540-536-5108)
Diabetes Prevention Program
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eighty-six
million Americans now have pre-diabetes, potentially developing type 2
diabetes within five years. If you’re at risk of developing diabetes,
Valley Health can help.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is an intensive twelve-month lifestyle
change program. With 16 classes in the first six months, followed by monthly
classes for the remaining six months, the program is designed for those
individuals ready to make a lasting change. It is offered at various locations
across the Valley Health service area throughout the year.
Please contact the Valley Health hospital convenient for you to learn more
about the Diabetes Prevention Program and when the next twelve-month program
will be starting in your area.
Take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test
American Diabetes Association® Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test is a 60 second risk test that can help you find out if you or a loved
one is at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Knowing your risk is the first step
toward a healthier life.