Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly process the food we eat for use as energy. Normally, the food we eat is turned into glucose (sugar) and then used for energy. In order for this sugar to enter the body's cells, insulin is manufactured by an organ near the stomach called the pancreas. People with diabetes cannot make enough insulin or cannot fully use the insulin the body produces.
Our condition management nurses are trained to help individuals diagnosed with diabetes learn to manage their condition by:
- Increasing knowledge of the disease
- Providing strategies to slow disease progression, allowing for self-management and lifestyle changes
- Help managing co-morbid conditions which contribute to diabetes
- Review current medications and treatments
- Help to develop personal goals and successful strategies to manage diabetes