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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Detailed information on special considerations for teenagers with diabetes
Vitamins May Cut Infections in Diabetics
Taking a multivitamin supplement may dramatically reduce infections in people with diabetes, according to a study published in 2003 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Among study participants with diabetes, only 17 percent of those who took a multivitamin reported cold or flulike illness in the previous year, compared with 93 percent of those who didn't take the multivitamin.