Diabetes

You are diabetic.” Hearing those words can sound like barred doors closing on a lifelong prison sentence. Thankfully, Stillwater Medical Center's experts have the keys to free you.

Balancing insulin, carbs, glucose and test strips feels like a full time job at first and is very overwhelming. Let Stillwater Medical Center’s diabetes educators help you understand your diabetes and regain control of your life.

Education and assistance for Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes is available. 

  • Information about diabetes and how your body is functioning.
  • Training on how to monitor your blood glucose level through a testing device.
  • Training on how to administer insulin or utilize an insulin pump.
  • How to spot blood sugar problems early and self-correct before a medical problem occurs.
  • Basic nutrition education explaining how various foods alter your glucose levels and meal planning.*
Diabetes Statistics
  • Approximately 1.9 million people 20 years and older in the United States were diagnosed diabetic in 2010.
  • 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes (7.8% of the population)
  • 79 million children and adults in the U.S. have pre-diabetes.
  • The national total cost of diabetes exceeded $174 billion in 2007.
  • Oklahoma’s total cost of diabetes was estimated at $1.87 billion in 2006.

Facts provided by American Diabetes Association, Stop Diabetes Foundation, and the CDC.

 

Through proper nutrition, monitoring and exercise, you can look forward to a long, happy, healthy life. To schedule an appointment with a Stillwater Medical Center diabetes educator or dietitian, please call (405) 372-1480. For more information about diabetes, please click here to visit the American Diabetes Association.

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