Advanced care for diabetes
Our Diabetes Management Center
Diabetes is a lifelong health management challenge that requires ongoing education and support. At our Diabetes Management Center, we empower patients to manage and control their diabetes. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, certified diabetic educators and registered dietitians. We provide comprehensive care tailored to the unique needs of adults and pregnant women, including consideration for ethnicity-related conditions.
- Management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)
- Meal planning
- Insulin management
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Inpatient "survival skills training" for newly diagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes
- Inpatient medical nutrition therapy
We provide nutritional counseling to help diabetics achieve a healthier lifestyle. Our registered, licensed dietitians work closely with patients on a one-to-one basis to develop individual nutrition plans. We consider lifestyle, eating habits and medical and nutritional history when preparing simple yet effective strategies that improve health and promote healing.
A better understanding of your diabetes leads to fewer complications and a better quality of life. Throughout the year, we offer several outpatient classes in English, Spanish and other languages. Sign up to learn more about:
- How diet, exercise and medications affect blood sugar levels
- Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
Classes are available in English, Spanish and other languages. For a class schedule, please call (281) 588-2010.
Managing your diabetes
It is important to have the support of diabetes educators and dietitians who can provide you with a customized care plan to manage your diabetes. But, when you’re on your own, it’s important to remember the basics.
Management - Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes includes blood glucose control, insulin management, exercise, nutrition and support. You are responsible to keep track of your blood glucose levels and appropriately administer your insulin with multiple daily injections via insulin pens, insulin pump or syringes.
Exercise and nutrition - These are key components of your proper diabetes care. Frequent exercise helps stabilize your blood glucose levels, and learning how different foods affect your body and blood glucose will help you better understand the best diet for you. A dietitian can help you develop a personalized eating plan
Emotional support - This plays an important role in your diabetic care. Receiving support from your family, and hearing stories and insight from others that understand what it’s like to live with diabetes will help give you the courage you need to manage your diabetes.