Living Well with Diabetes

October 01, 2013

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or are pregnant and have developed gestational diabetes, Providence Southern California’s diabetes self-management programs can help you prevent long-term complications and lead a full, active life.

In fact, our diabetes experts can help calm your fears while teaching you the skills necessary to monitor your blood glucose (sugar), manage your medications, eat healthfully, increase your physical activity and cope with a chronic disease.

“This is true even if you’ve lived with diabetes for 20 years. Lifestyle changes are difficult to make and things in our life are always changing,” says Geri Harmon, RN, BS, CDE, diabetes education supervisor at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. “Treatments are changing and improving rapidly. Our Providence diabetes educators not only offer comprehensive education, but we also help with problem-solving and ongoing support,” Harmon says.