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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar and affects over 30 million Americans. A further 86 million Americans are pre-diabetic, which occurs when a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. A simple blood test allows your physician to detect the disease, and early detection and treatment are vital.

Diabetes can be controlled through a balance of diet, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, and medication—and many people with this disease can learn to effectively manage their diagnosis and lead healthy lives.

At Jupiter Medical Center, we are proud to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association for our Diabetes Education program. Whether you are diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, our certified team will work with your physician to develop a custom program that fits your lifestyle.

Diabetes Management & Education

Classes & Resources to Help You Manage Your Diabetes

Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have a history of diabetes, Jupiter Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program can help. We understand that pairing ongoing medical care with education is the best way to prevent acute and chronic problems associated with diabetes—reducing your risk of long-term complications. That is why we take a multimodal approach to your care, offering a variety of diabetes management tools, including:

  • Blood glucose monitoring and medication management
  • Nutritional assistance, including customized meal plans, food label reading information, and dining out and carbohydrate counting resources
  • Behavioral modification tactics, including goal setting, problem-solving, and stress management
  • Exercise programs
  • Travel resources
  • Group classes, including support groups and community activities
  • Individual consultation services

If you are living with diabetes, know that you are not alone. Our certified staff is specially trained to help you make the right decisions to effectively manage your diabetes. We offer group classes during the daytime and evening to meet your needs, and our specialists cover topics such as insulin pump instruction as well as resources—providing eight full hours of information, so you feel in charge of your health.

If you are uncomfortable with or unavailable for group classes, our Diabetes Education program also offers individual support. You can meet with one of our Diabetes Education Team about topics such as:

  • Medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and other medical conditions
  • Annual two-hour Medicare follow-up with a physician’s prescription
  • Diabetes education
  • Gestational diabetes management
  • Insulin and insulin pump instruction

Call our team today at 561-263-5067 to learn more about our diabetes care and management resources.

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