Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body.
Diabetes can, among other things, contribute to eye disorders and blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, and nerve damage. It can affect pregnancy and cause birth defects, as well.
Although diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease (with the exception of gestational diabetes), with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene, and exercise, symptoms and complications can be successfully treated and managed.
Control by Choice: Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
Managing diabetes requires a comprehensive approach to not only nutrition, activity and medications, but to risk factors and potential complications as well.Whether you are the patient or the caregiver, learning how to effectively manage the disease is a complex process.
Diabetes patients can lead a full and rewarding life by making the emotional and behavioral changes necessary to effectively manage the disease. Control by Choice: Diabetes Self-Management provides information to help patients make healthy decisions and take control of diabetes. Our health care team provides you with the knowledge and skills to lead an active, healthy life.
Control by Choice: Diabetes Self-Management is a FREE seminar offered as part of South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s community education program.
Group classes and individual consultations with our diabetes instructor and dietitian are available. Classes are held in Classroom A of the education department at SBRMC.
For more information or to register, call us at 251-949-3567.