Diabetes Care

 Learning to live your life with Diabetes

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high blood glucose levels resulting from the body's inability to use or produce insulin.

There are three main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes: diagnosed in children and young adults

  • Type 2 diabetes: the most common type of diabetes, usually diagnosed in adults

  • Gestational diabetes: occurs during pregnancy

  • Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes


Common symptoms include excessive urination, increased thirst and/or hunger, blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss, cuts or bruises that are slow to heal, and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet.

Nationally Recognized for Diabetes Care

Our hospitals and care centers are nationally recognized by the American Heart Association. View our full list of awards to learn more.

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Supporting Your Care

The LifeBridge Health Diabetes Support Group meets monthly. Participation is free and open to all. For more information on the support group meetings, call:

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Self-Management Education Programs

This course helps patients gain a more detailed understanding of their condition and learn important self-care skills — the keys to better diabetes management and prevention of debilitating side effects. A team of certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and registered dietitians provide instruction privately or in a group setting.

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One-on-One Diabetes Instruction

If you prefer personalized education, our self-management course offers one-on-one instruction that includes an introductory two-hour session and several follow-up sessions. Please note that Medicare will not pay for private instruction, but will pay for our group classes.

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Living with Diabetes - Group Classes

Our group classes offer a comfortable, supportive setting where patients can learn more about their condition and how to make important lifestyle changes.

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Pre-Conception Counseling

If you have diabetes and are planning to conceive, Carroll Hospital strongly recommends preconception counseling to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. You’ll learn to establish good blood control during pregnancy and how to make essential diet, exercise and medication modifications.

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Gestational Diabetes Management

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy. While most women with this condition deliver healthy babies, careful monitoring is important. Patients referred for gestational diabetes are seen for an initial two-hour session, with follow-up sessions scheduled as needed.

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Diabetes Workshop

At this free, annual event, you’ll have the opportunity to see and test the latest products to help you improve your quality of life, control your blood sugar and live more comfortably with diabetes. Participants also enjoy giveaways, door prizes, vendor displays and a healthy lunch.

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Insulin Initiation and Dosing Services

Diabetes patients who require insulin injections will benefit from this hands-on private session. Learn how to appropriately dose and inject insulin, treat hypoglycemia, achieve optimum glucose control.

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Related Services


Managing your diabetes starts with the right provider. Our expert team of Endocrinologists are here to guide you through your care.


LifeBridge Health offers diabetes nutrition programs for people with diabetes and other medical conditions that can be improved through nutritional counseling, diet and lifestyle changes. Through our one-on-one evaluations and group classes, we can help you better manage your health.

Carroll Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Program at Carroll Hospital, located in the Tevis Center for Wellness, can help you take on your new responsibilities with confidence. Our experienced, compassionate professionals partner with you to help you learn to manage your diabetes and lead an active, healthy life.

Wound Care Services

In addition, The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine offers patients who are suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes a variety of services.