Diabetes and Nutrition
According to the American Diabetes Association
, there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States with diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, 5.7 million people, or nearly one quarter, are unaware that they have the disease.
Living with diabetes can be challenging. There may come a time when you have to be admitted to the hospital because of complications of the disease. Our physicians and dieticians at Progress West Hospital will work with your doctor to provide high-quality health care and to help achieve successful treatment.
And with our partners at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, we have St. Charles County covered when it comes to diabetes education. We routinely refer our diabetic patients to Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital's diabetes education program, which is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Registered dietitians and a certified diabetes educator lead the group classes, which are provided at no charge. Your physician's order is required for services. A diabetes support group meets April through November.
Education classes are conducted throughout the year at both Progress West and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters. Topics include:
- Disease Overview
- Exercise and Activity
- Blood Sugar Monitoring
- Sick Day Management
- Personal Hygiene
- Nutrition Therapy
- Medical Follow-Up
Call 636.928.WELL(9355) for information on classes at Progress West or 636.916.9653 for classes at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters.