Burgess Health Center’s Diabetes Center offers important information to improve health and quality of life for those with diabetes. Individuals and their loved ones learn to manage the disease and decrease the risk of long-term complications.
Certified diabetes educators Michele Kirkendall, RD, LD, CDE and Sue McLaughlin, RN, CDE educate through a diabetes support group and also a diabetes self-management plan. These programs offer a learning experience for diabetes patients to learn how to live a successful and fulfilling life while managing their diabetes. Specialized outpatient programs are available for children and teens, women with gestational diabetes and adults.
Since each person is different, the way each person is affected is unique. At the Diabetes Center, each person with diabetes has a personalized diet, education plan, and medication/treatment program. The program also involves an individual approach in which the staff works with your healthcare provider to develop a personalized diabetes plan that includes:
Diabetes is a disease that will not go away—but it can be managed by taking the proper and necessary steps to control it.
For more information please call 423-9268.