Diabetes Care Network Celebrates Diabetes Awareness Month
October 31, 2012
The Diabetes Care Network at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is celebrating American Diabetes Month®. Each year in November, healthcare professionals and the American Diabetes Association celebrate American Diabetes Month® to raise awareness about the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.
According to the American Diabetes Association, millions of people in the United States are living with diabetes. Many first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications - heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve disease and amputation.
The Diabetes Care Network team at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) includes a multidisciplinary group of physicians, certified diabetes educators, and other medical practitioners. Providers offer individualized, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient evaluations and treatments for patients with diabetes, utilizing the latest diabetes management tools such as basal bolus insulin therapy, insulin pump therapy, and continuous glucose monitoring. Through diabetes management education, educators empower and guide patients, making them active participants in managing their condition.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene's Diabetes Care Network is a component of the healthiest community initiative, to help prevent and manage chronic conditions. It is one way CMC/DHK is working to make Cheshire County the healthiest community in the nation. For more information about the CMC/DHK Diabetes Care Network comprehensive services, class and discussion group schedules, call the information line at (603) 354-6799 or visit the Diabetes Care Network online. For general diabetes information, you may also contact the ADA online at www.diabetes.org.