Diabetes Management Program
About Our Diabetes Management Program
According to recent statistics, diabetes has been the seventh leading cause of death among Americans and the fifth leading cause of death from disease. With an estimated 23.6 million people in the United States affected by diabetes, did you know that 5.7 million of those are unaware that they have the disease? At Jersey Shore University Medical Center, our staff will make sure you get the finest treatment to help support your fight against this disease.
With over 200,000 deaths reported each year in relation to diabetes, it is imperative that we take it very seriously as it can lead to many serious complications such as:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Dental Disease
- Retinopathy or Glaucoma
- Renal Disease
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
The best way to prevent these complications is to:
- Get regular checkups and keep making appointments even when you are feeling well
- Be aware of symptoms and warning signs
- Carefully monitoring blood sugar levels several times a day
- Controlling your weight by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and getting plenty of exercise.
- And last but not least, quit smoking.
Along with our Diabetes Home Monitoring System, our Diabetes Self Management Education Program which is approved by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will ensure that you receive the very best care for diabetes from Glucose Monitoring, Oral Medications, Insulin Replacement Therapy, etc.
To begin the program, remember to bring your physician's prescription and the Diabetes Management Program Needs Assessment Form. From there, we will begin our thorough one on one assessment determining your individual needs. After this first session, you'll receive your personal meal plan that you created with one of our dieticians and be able to track and test your blood sugar with our Blood Glucose Log Sheet and testing meter of choice.
Then you will be able to attend four, two hour classes, conducted by experienced, Certified Diabetes Educators including Nurse Practitioners and Registered Dieticians. Here you will find more information regarding the topics covered and class dates/times.
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
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