Are you one of the approximately 5.4 million Americans who are living with diabetes and don’t know it? Diabetes is often a silent disease, one you may live with for years without any noticeable symptoms.
The one thing a person living with diabetes should never do is give up. If diabetes is not properly managed, it can lead to very serious complications such as heart disease, stroke and blindness. In fact, statistics show 80 percent of all people with diabetes die from cardiovascular disease. However, too few people living with diabetes take an active, aggressive approach to managing the disease.
At LCHC, we are committed to provide support and education to the people of our county who are living with diabetes. Our goal is to help in understanding that with proper care or perseverance, people living with diabetes can live normal, fulfilling lives. Feel free to contact our Diabetes Educator Anita Perry at 646-5506 with any questions or concerns you may have.
Certified Diabetes Educator Anita Perry is happy to meet privately with those newly diagnosed, struggling with managing their condition or just might need a refresher course to better control their symptoms. Clients are welcome to bring a support person, such as a spouse, who will be assisting in their care, or just giving moral support. If meeting during business hours isn’t an option, Anita is happy to work with her patients on a time that will work.
People with diabetes, unlike those with many other medical problems, can't just take pills or insulin in the morning, and then forget about their health the rest of the day. Differences in diet, exercise levels, stress and other factors may all affect blood sugar levels. The more people with diabetes learn how these factors affect them, the better control they will be able to achieve. Therefore, as the experts know and will tell you, despite all the advances in diabetes treatment, education remains the cornerstone of diabetes management.
For more information about individual diabetes counseling, call our office at 646-5506 and ask to speak to our Certified Diabetes Educator, Anita Perry.