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The Importance of Diabetes Education

Diabetes education, also called diabetes self-management training, gives people with diabetes the knowledge, skills and tools they need to partner with their physician and other health care providers to successfully manage their diabetes and avoid many of the complications associated with the disease.  Since 99% of diabetes is self-care, self-management education is crucial. At St. John Providence Health System, we specialize in self-management classes and provide specialists in endocrinology and wound treatment. Our Diabetes Outpatient Education Programs are recognized and certified by the American Diabetes Association.

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How to Stick With Your Treatment Plan
Many Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and most rely on regular tests and treatments to be healthier, more comfortable and more productive. But many people with chronic illnesses find it daunting to keep up with prescribed treatments.

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Diabetes Insipidus
Detailed information on diabetes insipidus, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

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Adolescents and Diabetes Mellitus
Detailed information on special considerations for teenagers with diabetes

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Diagnosing Diabetes

Because the symptoms of diabetes may be subtle, many people with this disease aren't aware they have it. A dentist may be the first to diagnosis diabetes, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Because of high glucose levels, people with diabetes often have problems with their teeth and gums; increased glucose helps bacteria thrive. Oral symptoms related to diabetes include chronic bad breath, gum disease and sore or loose teeth.


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