Diabetes Education at Mile Bluff
Diabetes education supports individuals in assuming an active role in managing
their diabetes. Through individual and group programs, Mile Bluff's
diabetes education department teaches patients self-care skills that promote
living life to the fullest with diabetes.
Mile Bluff's nationally-recognized program can help you if you have
been recently diagnosed with diabetes, have had diabetes for a while,
have poorly-controlled blood sugars, or have had good control of your
diabetes and want to keep it that way. Topics covered by the team include:
- The disease process and treatment options
- Nutrition management
- The importance of physical activity
- The use of medications
- Monitoring of blood glucose and use of the results to improve control
- Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic diabetes complications
- Goal setting to promote health and problem-solving for daily living
- Preconception care, management during pregnancy and gestational diabetes
Diabetic Eye Checks
diabetic eye check is a key part of your diabetes care. Everyone with diabetes is at risk
of developing eye disease. Screenings can detect damage to the eye before
you notice any changes to your vision. This early detection helps to prevent
vision loss. Yearly diabetic eye checks are recommended by the American
Diabetes Association. The tests can be done by receiving an eye photo
test at any of Mile Bluff’s clinic locations.
You will need an eye photo order from your primary care provider to receive
this test. If you are already at the clinic for an appointment, you can
often get tested as a walk-in patient that same day. You are also welcome
to call any Mile Bluff clinic location to make an appointment.
Mile Bluff provides what is needed to start individuals on their way to
living an active, productive and healthy life with diabetes! For more
information about diabetes education program, call 608-847-1846.