Healthy Diet and Exercise
We help you start a regular exercise plan and introduce you to a healthy diet, whether you have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes. We offer comprehensive group classes and one-on-one instruction to teach every aspect of diabetes nutrition to help lower blood glucose. Some people with diabetes may have to count carbohydrates; we offer a class to teach you how.
Some people with type 2 diabetes who have difficulty losing weight may consider bariatric surgery.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
A sensor is inserted into your abdomen, and the device is worn under your clothing. It records hundreds of blood sugar measurements each day over 72 hours or longer. The data recorded shows us patterns and fluctuations in your daily blood glucose, which help us develop the most effective treatment for you.
We offer all options for insulin therapy: syringes, pens, and pumps. You choose the method that makes you most comfortable, and our nurses, physician assistants, and certified diabetes educators teach you how to use it. Insulin therapy is necessary for people with type 1 diabetes, to replace the insulin your body cannot produce. Some people with type 2 and gestational diabetes may also need this treatment.
If a healthy diet, exercise, and weight loss don't successfully bring your blood glucose to a normal range, we may prescribe oral medications to help you maintain control.