Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro provides education, support and self-management skills to people with diabetes. Our diabetes nurse educator and certified registered dietitian work with you and your physician to create an individualized plan that you can live with and that fits your lifestyle.
Diabetes is a serious health condition. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to multiple complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation. While there is no cure for diabetes, learning long-term diabetes management skills can help delay or prevent theses complications and allow someone with diabetes to lead a full life while maintaining optimum health. Our comprehensive services teach patients about the disease process as well as all aspects of self-management including blood glucose monitoring; medications and administration such as insulin injection techniques; diet and nutritional requirements; how to achieve and maintain good diabetes control with activity guidelines and stress management; as well as how to prevent possible acute or long-term complications. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro Diabetes Program's goal is to help you understand this complex condition and how you can effectively manage it.