It’s no secret that diabetes represents a serious threat to the health of our community – young and old – that is rapidly approaching an epidemic scale. But did you know that you have a powerful ally right in your own backyard?

The certified diabetes educators at Christian Hospital teach patients how to manage their condition and improve their quality of life by eating healthy, exercising and taking medication the correct way. They also work with primary care physicians to create individualized care plans for diabetics.

The diabetes educators offer classes on a variety of lifestyle and treatment topics, all in a warm, comfortable setting. Patients are encouraged to bring loved ones and family members to class so that they can become part of the patients' support system.

And because prevention is the best form of treatment, Christian Hospital provides free education events and diabetes screenings to thousands in the community as part of our neighborhood outreach program.

When it comes to controlling diabetes, even small changes to your diet can produce big results. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a diabetes specialist, contact Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or email us.