Diabetes is an all too common disease within our country. Did you know that nearly 26 million adults and children are diagnosed with diabetes in the United States each year?
In Utah, six percent of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes and about 45,000 adults have diabetes, but don’t know it yet. Yet, it’s not just a problem with the United States— just last year it was reported that 366 million people worldwide are living with diabetes.
If not controlled, diabetes can put you at risk for a host of complications that can affect nearly every organ in the body. The good news is that the risk of complications can be managed by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
With rising cases of diabetes, it is important to have experts—like those at our Diabetes Treatment Center—ready to help and guide you in controlling the disease.
Today, diabetes can’t be cured, but it can be controlled. Our patients, even those who have had diabetes for years, are discovering new ways to live a better life with diabetes.
Blood glucose control can be obtained through self-monitoring, medication management, motivation, nutrition support, exercise habits and electronic support. Primary care physicians are part of the team necessary in caring for other health concerns or diabetes complications that may be an obstacle in patient diabetes management.
The goal of our program is to provide patients with the tools, skills and techniques necessary to control their diabetes. We desire to prescribe a treatment regime that is safe, comfortable and accurate.
Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, and is approved by the Utah State Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Our Mountain View Hospital program director is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and is a Certified Diabetes Educator with 18 years of diabetes specific training. Due to our highly qualified Diabetes Treatment Center, our Payson hospital is able to offer care for the following concerns:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Pregnancy in a diabetic patient
- Gestational diabetes
- Diabetes care in a celiac patient
- Pre diabetes
- Insulin and diabetes medications management
- Insulin pump services
- Sensor support services
- Dietician support
- Diabetes education
- Weight loss program
Our diabetes clinic is a provider on most insurances plans and care is provided by our Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. Call 801-465-7045 if you need more information.