Diabetes affects an estimated 21 million people nationwide. It is a chronic disease characterized by high blood sugar caused when the body is unable to produce or to properly use the hormone insulin, needed to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy.
St.Vincent is dedicated to providing comprehensive, specialized diabetes care, including risk assessments, prevention techniques, education, and the best possible treatment in the "Spirit of Caring" unique to St.Vincent. Our goal is to help people achieve the optimal balance they need to manage their condition and feel the best they can to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
We treat the following conditions:
Among the wide range of diabetes education and outpatient support services we provide are:
At St. Vincent we offer a number of classes, events and services all designed to promote and achieve healthy lifestyles. At our facilities, you will find dedicated professionals who are here to help you meet your health goals, from losing weight or increasing physical activity to helping your family eat right and preventing and managing disease.
Peace of mind requires receiving care from the highest qualified professionals at the best equipped facilities. St.Vincent offers both for diabetes care at our hospitals throughout central Indiana:
Take our Diabetes Risk Assessment.
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