Diabetes education and treatment available at Adirondack Health
SARANAC LAKE – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) November designated November as diabetes awareness month, and Adirondack Health has a variety of resources for those who have questions about or need help managing their diabetes.
Adirondack Health has certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians who can answer questions and direct people to resources such as the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offered throughout the year. The program, certified by the ADA, covers all aspects of diabetic care from nutrition, exercise and medication, to prevention of chronic and acute complications.
According to the ADA, roughly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes. Nearly 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop an ulcer on their legs or feet. There is help available locally for people living with these conditions.
Adirondack Health’s Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center offers advanced therapies to treat patients with chronic and advanced conditions that have not responded to previous therapies. The Wound Center staff is highly experienced and ready to answer any questions and address all concerns a patient might have.
For more information on Adirondack Health’s programs and services for those with diabetes or questions about treatment, call the Diabetes Education Department at (518) 897-2611 or to learn more, click here.