Jupiter Medical Center is proud to be recognized by the American Diabetes
Association for our Diabetes Education program. Our qualified staff is
dedicated to educating people of all ages about diabetes in an effort
to empower them with self-management skills and to have an improved quality of life.
Working with your physician, our certified team will develop a customized
program that fits your lifestyle. With the right education, you can learn
to live with diabetes. Whether you are recently diagnosed or have a history
of diabetes, Jupiter Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program can help.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar, which can be diagnosed
with a simple blood test. Diabetes can be controlled through a balance
of diet, exercise, blood glucose monitoring and medication. Diabetes affects
over 29 million Americans. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes, the state
that occurs when a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than
normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Millions of people
are unaware that they have high blood sugar or don’t recognize the
symptoms. Early detection and treatment are vital. Once diagnosed, people
with diabetes can learn to effectively manage their disease and lead normal,