What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy.
Sometimes people call diabetes “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” These terms suggest that someone doesn’t really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious.
Diabetes Management Program Goals:
Improve your quality of life with our help
Develop a treatment plan
Work with your Primary Care Physician on your treatment plan
Refer you to helpful community resources
A treatment plan is only successful when you understand it, follow it, and commit to making the right choices every day. If you have diabetes, you must make the right choices about your diet, exercise, medications, and monitoring every day. We are here to help you!