Your providers at Battle Ground Healthcare are available to help you manage and treat your diabetes. Your specific treatment will be based on your specific situation and will be based on your age, medical health and your preference for treatment.
Those with type 1 diabetes require daily injections of insulin to keep blood sugar levels in check.
The following services are offered:
- Education about Diabetes
- Dietary Education and Support
- Obtaining medical supplies and medications, education on how to use
- Laboratory Testing
- Foot Care
New!! Diabetes Prevention Program Starting in January
WHEN: New program series begins Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, 5:15pm-6:15pm (offered in Spanish), or Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 12:30pm-1:30pm (offered in English).
Pre-registration and eligibility required. For more information or to register call Amy Raney: 564-397-5721 or Battle Ground Health Care at (360) 687-8941.
This yearlong program (offered in both Spanish and English) helps individuals reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, lose weight and become more physically active. Specially trained coaches will work closely with participants to achieve goals and get past roadblocks. Participants are weighed privately, receive printed materials, learn about food choices, increasing physical activity, social and emotional barriers, and develop a lifelong eating and physical activity plan.
Graduates of this program have lowered their cholesterol, blood pressure and the number of medications they take. In addition, graduates have lost between 5% and 30% body weight, reduced their risk of diabetes and gained a 100% peace of mind that they are leading a healthy lifestyle and have control of their life.
People with pre-diabetes often do not experience any symptoms. A person’s risk for diabetes includes: a family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, being over the age of 45, overweight, and physically inactive. To know your risk score, take the risk quiz https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest
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