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Diabetic Education

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Contact Phone: (906) 635-7854

Fax Number: (906) 635-4657

Please note: At this time, the WMH Diabetic Education hours have been reduced to 8:00-12:00 Monday-Thursday. Please call 906-635-7854 and leave a message, your call will be returned as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post more information on expanded hours in the future.

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. This program is tailored to your needs and is based on The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist’s evidence based 7 health care behaviors. These behaviors are healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping, and reducing risks.

Contact:  Dae Fawn Rajacic, RN, BSN

Community Medical Center - Suite 2602

Phone: (906) 635-7854

Cell: (906) 201-1361

Email: drajacic@wmhos.org

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