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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.

Learn More About Diabetes Education at St. John Providence Health System

Wellness Library

Don’t Let Nerve Pain Keep You on the Sidelines
Regular exercise is essential for managing diabetes—even if you have nerve damage due to high blood sugar. Just follow these precautions when you work out.

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

Pediatric Health Library

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

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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.


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