Based on the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. Every year, an increasing number of people are diagnosed with Diabetes. In 2010, an estimated 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed. At Franciscan St. James Health we know the importance of providing education and clinical care to our patients. Since 1991, Franciscan St. James Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for their high-quality education services to the patients it serves.
Franciscan St. James Center for Diabetes provides specialized training in diabetes management. Our goal is to help patients with diabetes to understand how to live well with diabetes, to provide day-to-day skills to manage diabetes and to empower patients to make healthy lifestyle changes to achieve optimal health.
The Diabetes Center is made up of specialists in endocrinology, nutrition services, health psychology and diabetes education to create a personalized treatment plan that integrates the medical, nutritional and behavioral aspects of diabetes care. The Diabetes Center collaborates with many primary care providers to ensure that diabetes care is comprehensive and well-coordinated for all patients with diabetes.
The Diabetes Center at Franciscan St. James Health also provides many clinical services for an increasing number of patients with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes are at risk for a variety of health complications and require specialty care.
Franciscan St. James Diabetes Center makes it convenient for patients to receive care from a team of specialists including:
- Diabetes Educators
- Nurse Practitioners