The Diabetes & Metabolism clinic offers an integrated approach for managing diabetes. The clinic offers patients convenient access, in one location, to a complete range of diabetes and specialty care. Other conditions treated:
- Thyroid Disorders
- Gestational Diabetes
- Adrenal Disorders
- Lipid Disorders
- Pituitary Related Problems
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
The Consultant / Specialist diagnoses and treats diabetes with diet and medications, including insulin and works closely with patients to control blood sugar and monitors them so they can prevent other health problems.
Diabetes Self-Management Education:
A collaborative process where patients gain knowledge and skills needed to manage their diabetes. They also learn about behavior modification including healthy eating, being active, monitoring blood sugar, taking medication including insulin, problem solving, healthy copying and reducing risk factors. Diabetes Self-Management Education classes are taught by a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitician, both certified Diabetes Educators.
Diet forms the cornerstone of the management of diabetes as well as hyperlipidemia (an elevation of fats in the bloodstream), and hypertension. One of the major problems facing us today is obesity, which is increasing in leaps and bounds. Coupling better nutrition with lifestyle modifications is critical in the management of diabetes as well as other cardiac risk factors.
The Metabolic Syndrome. It isn’t a disease, but is a cluster of disorders of your body’s metabolism — including high blood pressure, high insulin levels, excess body weight, and abnormal Triglycerides levels.
Opened on Saturday – Thursday
8:00 am – 11:30 am
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm