Information empowers those with diabetes to manage their disease and prevent complications.
One-on-one counseling and group-structured learning are tailored to need and may include topics such as: exercise, nutrition, insulin and blood sugar monitoring, medications, label reading, carbohydrate counting, and meal planning. Other diabetes management services include: continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pump training and assistance, and diabetic foot exams. Registered nurses who have achieved certification as diabetic educators, as well as a dietician provide services. They will help you set realistic goals and help you meet your goals. For more information contact the dietician at 779-2656.
Diabetes Services Based at Medical Practices
Diabetes care and one-on-one counseling is also offered at some Franklin Health medical practices. To learn more contact your primary care provider.
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Six to seven percent of pregnancies are complicated by the development of pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes. This condition has consequences for both mother and baby including: large babies, a risk of the baby needing IV support after delivery, and increased chance that the mother will develop diabetes later in life. To better manage both gestational diabetes and women who already have diabetes and become pregnant, Franklin Health Women’s Care has a special clinic set aside so they can receive physician care, nutrition counseling, and diabetes education at the same time for their convenience.