Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and it is important to learn about this disease and its impact.

According to the American Diabetes Association, not only are almost 26 million people currently living with diagnosed diabetes, but it is estimated that 79 million are pre-diabetic. Diet, lifestyle, and awareness are important factors in understanding, and preventing, diabetes.

The Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes. The center’s providers use advanced clinical therapies and the latest research to treat patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes and other endocrine problems.

Using a family-oriented approach to patient care, a variety of services and programs are offered at the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center to manage a healthy lifestyle.
Services include:

  • Diabetes education programs
  • Nutrition and diet counseling
  • Podiatry
  • Insulin pump program
  • Continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS)

The team at the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center includes board-certified endocrinologists working with nurse educators, as well as nutritionists, to provide expert care to the patients and their families.

For information about the diabetes program, visit PennMedicine.org or call 800-789-PENN (7366).

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