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Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. 
  • Type 1 Diabetes
    Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Learn more…
  • Type 2 Diabetes
    With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Learn more…

Managing Diabetes

  • Diabetes Medicines
    Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. If you can’t control your diabetes with wise food choices and physical activity, you may need diabetes medicines. The kind of medicine you take depends on your type of diabetes, your schedule, and your other health conditions.
  • Diabetic Diet
    If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes.
  • Diabetes Complications
    If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can cause problems with other body functions, such as your kidneys, nerves, feet, and eyes. Having diabetes can also put you at a higher risk for heart disease and bone and joint disorders. 

Other Information

  • Diabetes and Pregnancy
    Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. When you are pregnant, high blood sugar levels are not good for your baby. About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes.
  • Diabetes in Children and Teens
    Until recently, the common type of diabetes in children and teens was type 1. It was called juvenile diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose,or sugar, get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much sugar stays in the blood.

Educational Programs

Right here at home!

We provide quality programs at several convenient area locations. All are recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Those interested should contact the Diabetes Educators at each of our sites:

  • Brandon – 802-247-6305
  • Castleton – 802-468-5641
  • West Pawlet – 802-645-0580
  • Rutland Community Health Center – 802-773-3386

Our education program includes, but is not limited to:

  • General overview of diabetes
  • Self – monitoring
  • Basic nutrition
  • The importance of exercise
  • Potential acute and chronic complications of diabetes

There are also specialized educational sessions for injectable medications.

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