Diabetes & Endocrinology
Our Specialty Care
As part of our specialty care services for endocrinology and those with diabetes we offer nutritional counseling, ophthalmology services, podiatry services, a wellness exercise program, and support groups. Support groups are open to both people with diabetes and their friends and family. For full meeting schedule view our Classes & Events.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
November marks Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to better educate and understand this life-changing disease affecting millions of Americans. In fact, more than 30 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and nearly 2 million more will be diagnosed this year. It’s important now more than ever to understand the risks and complications associated with this disease.
Diabetes Management Program
Our Diabetes Management Program is an interactive education process led by a Diabetes Educator to assess, identify, and assist people with diabetes, and their families, on ways to best manage their disease and prevent complications. Our Diabetes Management Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support.
The Program focuses on the 7 self-care behaviors for improved health:
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Monitoring your blood sugar
- Taking medication
- Reducing risks
- Problem solving
- Healthy coping
What can I expect?
An educational session with a diabetes educator, that includes:
- Assessment of your educational needs
- Review of disease process
- Tips to assist in overcoming barriers to healthy behaviors
- Incorporating blood glucose testing and medications into daily routine
- Scheduling follow-up visits to monitor progress; if appropriate
Our endocrinology physician, Dr. Narmada Movva, and staff provide the full spectrum of endocrine services, including diabetes management, thyroid disease management, and treatment of hormonal disorders, as well as treatment for the more complicated endocrine disorders.