Affecting millions of women in the USA, Diabetes is caused by a defect in the way our bodies make or use insulin. Without enough insulin to help process the food we eat, our levels of blood sugar become too high. This can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and even death.
ChristianaCare offers comprehensive and specialist care for women with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Our board-certified endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, nutritional counselors and support staff provide you with the best possible care, tailored for you.
Our team of expert registered nurses and registered dietitians dedicate themselves to helping you manage your diabetes. We offer programs at sites throughout Delaware, with morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday group sessions available.
For more information, please call 302-661-3401.
Some of our care options include:
Pregnancy and Diabetes – For women who have diabetes and want to make sure their pregnancy is healthy and safe.
Insulin Pump Therapy – One-on-one support to teach you how to properly use an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor and how to integrate theses technologies into your lifestyle.
Other Speciality Care – To cover all areas of diabetes, special cases and issues with the wider endocrine system.
Diabetes Primary Care
ChristianaCare supports your primary care doctor through its diabetes primary care services program. In the program, our certified diabetes educators offer educational support that complements your primary care doctor’s medical and educational goals for your diabetes. Our individual and group education sessions are ideal if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or if you haven’t had previous diabetes education.
Education to help you live successfully with diabetes
As part of our program, we offer an American Diabetes Association approved diabetes self-management class, Living with Diabetes, at convenient times and locations throughout Delaware.
We also offer individualized blood glucose monitor and insulin injection training within 48 hours of patient’s request for service.
Our education teaches you the essentials of successfully living with diabetes. You learn how to:
- Control your blood sugar to minimize complications.
- Plan meals and introduce proper nutrition into your daily life.
- Check your blood sugar and use the results.
- Use exercise to control your blood sugar.
- Identify the most current and effective treatments and medications.
- Set healthy goals for living with diabetes.
- Manage stress.
- Expert and convenient care
Individual Diabetes Counseling Sessions
One-on-one counseling is available with a registered nurse or a registered dietitian who are certified diabetes educators. Counseling helps you achieve effective diabetes control.
Topics that can be covered include:
A diabetes overview to help you learn about your type of diabetes, review basic survival skills and help lower your risks for diabetic complications.
Blood glucose testing, including selecting and using a meter and understanding your test results.
Instruction on how to use insulin and injectable medications.
Nutrition and meal planning to help define options that can work for you.
For more information, please call 302-661-3050.