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 Diabetes Institute at Christian Hospital helps patients learn how to manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Our certified diabetes educators teach people how to control their diabetes by eating healthy, exercising and taking medication the right way. They also work with primary care physicians to create individualized care plans for diabetics.
The Diabetes Institute offers patient education classes on a variety of lifestyle and treatment topics, all in a warm, comfortable environment. Patients are even encouraged to bring life partners and members of their support system to learn how to help manage their diabetes.
And because prevention is the best form of treatment, the Diabetes Institute offers 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.