Treatment and education go hand in hand to help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels stable. With the right tools and training, our patients can greatly minimize the long-term risk of complications such as nerve, kidney, and eye damage—as well as heart attack and stroke.
Our diabetes self-management training (DSMT) helps patients learn about their disease and manage it with lifestyle adjustments: from understanding the disease itself and planning an appropriate diet to exercise, goal setting, and stress management. We also walk patients through the process of self-monitoring blood glucose and administering insulin and noninsulin injectables, as well as oral diabetes medications. In conjunction with our Center for Wound Healing , we work to identify and address non-healing wounds that may arise from complications due to diabetes.