Diabetes Care Center
Diabetes is serious. If poorly controlled, it can lead to blindness, heart disease, nerve damage, kidney failure, amputations and even death. Yet nearly a third of patients don’t know they have it. We’re committed to helping you manage your diabetes with expert treatment and education.
Nationally accredited care
Lake Health successfully completed the Joint Commission Advanced Diabetes Certification. This important designation assures you the best possible care and outcome.
Maximize your options in diabetes control
Managing your life and diabetes can be challenging. The certified diabetes educators at Lake Health can help you control your diabetes with a wide range of support services, available to those age 16 years and older with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. A physician's referral is required.
Our self-management education is covered by most major insurance companies and Medicare. If you have coverage questions, call your insurance company or the Diabetes and Renal Care Center at 440-953-6272. Scholarships are available.
Diabetes Care Center Programs
Basics of Diabetes Self-management Education
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Taking Medication
- Problem Solving
- Reducing Risks
- Healthy Coping
Matching Insulin to Carbohydrates
- Improve use of insulin pump or multiple daily insulin injections
- Obtain target blood sugars
- Prevent frequent low blood sugar
Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Hands-on training for choosing and using a blood glucose monitor
Individual and Small Group Sessions
- Starting Insulin
- Problem Solving
- Insulin Pump
- Gestational Diabetes
- Special Learning Needs
Inpatient Diabetes Care
- Monitoring glucose control for improved outcomes
- Educating patients and families on basic survival skills
- Providing up-to-date care and treatment
Chronic kidney disease is progressive and serious, but with proper care it can be managed and its progression slowed. Our dietitian can give you dietary guidelines. We offer small group and individual sessions. A physician referral is required.