We provide healthcare, education and support services for those at-risk for diabetes and living with diabetes and their families. Any individual diagnosed with diabetes is automatically eligible to be a part of North Country HealthCare’s diabetes collaborative and diabetes care program.
Diabetes occurs when a person has too much glucose (or sugar) in their bloodstream and not enough insulin to bring the blood sugar down to a level that is healthy for their body. Too much sugar in the blood can lead to complications such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage in the feet, heart attack and stroke.
There are four types of diabetes:
Diabetes education and self-management empowers a person to take control of their diabetes care and needs. We provide one-on-one education, group classes, and support groups to give people the tools they need to achieve health and wellness while managing diabetes.
The Diabetes in Pregnancy class offers education to prevent, manage, and reduce complications of diabetes, as well as how to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Classes include a prenatal check with a family nurse practitioner and information about your health, your baby’s health, physical activity, healthy diet habits and much more. Your provider may refer you to this class if you are at risk for diabetes in pregnancy or already have diabetes. We look forward to seeing you and answering your questions! Download the Diabetes in Pregnancy Class Flyer.
We provide all the services recommended in the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Care, including:
We offer a variety of educational materials and group classes throughout the year for those managing diabetes.
Topics may include:
Handouts, classes and groups are available in English, Spanish and online. Friends and/or family members are welcome to attend all diabetes education classes.
Call our diabetes educators at 928.522.9464 for more information on attending a class or to schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns you have about living with diabetes.
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