According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.7 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have the disease.
Diabetes Care Center of Nevada at North Vista Hospital
The Diabetes Care Center of Nevada at North Vista Hospital addresses the educational aspects of treating diabetes. The staff utilizes medical, dietary and educational approaches to help patients effectively manage their disease.
Self management education is an essential component of diabetes care. Patients at the Diabetes Care Center of Nevada at North Vista Hospital are taught self-care skills to provide better management of their diabetes treatment regimen. We believe that education is the cornerstone of care for all individuals whose goal is to better manage their diabetes, achieve improved health outcomes, and ultimately reduce the risk of complications of diabetes.
There may come a time when you have to be admitted to the hospital due to diabetes or a complication of the disease. Our diabetes team will work with your doctor to provide high-quality healthcare and to help achieve successful treatment.
Our center also offers a comprehensive outpatient program designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to live a better life with diabetes. Topics covered in the outpatient program include medication management, diet and nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, exercise and stress management.
Insulin Pump Therapy
Many people need insulin pump therapy to control their diabetes. Scientific studies have concluded that this therapy can prevent diabetes complications, allowing patients to enjoy variety in meals, energy for exercise, and enhanced daily life. The insulin pump therapy programs we offer provide support, information and the training you need for safe and successful insulin pump use.
The Diabetes Care Center works in tandem with the Wound Care Center of Nevada, for patients who need treatment for a diabetic ulcer or a number of other diabetes-related conditions.
For more information about the Diabetes Care Center at
North Vista Hospital, call (702) 657-7005.