Improve your health and your life
|29.1 million Americans have diabetes, including 799,350 adults in Michigan. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Risk factors include being overweight, inactive and older than 45. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to a host of other health problems, including heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and even death. |
Our diabetes team helps people with diabetes learn the steps required to manage diabetes every day. The team consist of both nurses and dietitians who are certified diabetes educators. We want to empower you to take charge of your diabetes. We work with your primary care provider to plan diabetes care and educational services that will help you learn to manage your diabetes and control your blood sugar levels. And, controlling blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes. Please note that some of the programs require an order from your doctor.
Do you have Prediabetes?
Prediabetes means a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes are on the road to develop type 2 diabetes but this can often be reversed through lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity and weight loss. Take the prediabetes screening quiz »