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Diabetic Education

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Contact Phone: (906) 253-2771

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications.  People with diabetes can take proven steps to control the disease and lower the risk of experiencing these complications.

While there is no cure for diabetes, some individuals can be manage their diabetes by changes in diet and regular aerobic exercise. Most often diabetics must also take some type of oral medication or insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Diabetes, if not managed properly, can contribute to heart disease or stroke, circulatory or nervous system dysfunction, and problems with eyesight and kidney function.

WMH provides state-certified Diabetes Education at the hospital for both patients and professional staffs.

Contact:  Marli Carlson, RD, CDE

Phone: (906) 635-7854

Email: mcarlson@wmhos.org

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