Diabetes Management Starts with You.
Diabetes affects more than 23 million Americans – nearly eight percent of the nation’s population – and is one of the country’s fastest growing health epidemics. More than one million adults are diagnosed with diabetes each year, and an estimated additional five million individuals with diabetes have not been formally diagnosed with the disease.
Although diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease (with the exception of gestational diabetes), with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene, and exercise, symptoms and complications can be successfully treated and managed.
Wesley Medical Center is proud to offer the Diabetes Center, an accredited education center to help you or your family member gain the skills and knowledge to live successfully with diabetes.
The Diabetes Center at Wesley Medical Center is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and allows residents in and around Hattiesburg increased access to critical diabetes education services.
Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. It is provided by diabetes educators throuh The Diabetes Center at Wesley Medical Center.
The Diabetes Center has also partnered with Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Dr. Lara Otaigbe to give participants practical diabetes management options they may not have elsewhere. Dr. Otaigbe is also an alumni of the Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute, trained in insulin pump management.
The Diabetes Center, located at the Institute for Wellness and Sports Medicine on the Wesley campus, offers ongoing diabetes education classes. To enroll in education classes, call 601-268-8095.
For more information on how to Stop Diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website. www.diabetes.org