Diabetes Care

If you have 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.
 
Diabetes occurs when your body fails to produce enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. If diabetes is not managed it can lead to serious long-term health problems, including heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, nerve damage and poor circulation leading to foot complications.

Diabetes treatments are advancing rapidly. Our Providence diabetes educators not only offer comprehensive education, but e also help with problem-solving and ongoing support. 

More than 20 million Americans are estimated to have diabetes – and about one-third are unaware.

If you believe you have symptoms, please talk with your physician. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, please call 1-888-HEALING (432-5464) to find out about diabetes-management classes and support groups near you. 

Our medical centers offer counseling for inpatient with diabetes, and outpatient programs are offered through the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Saint John's Health Center.

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