We’re proud to care for all health care needs for you and your family, and we’re committed to fostering long-term success in preventing and maintaining diabetes. We do this by creating easier ways to communicate diabetes awareness, providing:
With the Diabetes Program at Long Beach Medical Center, our goal is to help you make healthier lifestyle choices to maintain your diabetes. We do this with a team of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Dietitians (RDs) who are Certified Diabetes Educators.
Diabetes education and special events are provided throughout the year. For information about upcoming classes and events, please call (562) 933-5043 or visit the Events and Education for Diabetes Care now.
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Diabetes is a disease that prevents your body from converting sugar, starches and other foods you eat into energy. The pancreas, an organ near the stomach, produces a hormone called insulin which affects the metabolism.
CKD - Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidneys are impaired and can’t filter blood properly. It is called “chronic” because the impairment to your kidneys develops over a lengthy period of time. This causes wastes to intensify in your system. This can also be the root problem for other health issues.
Gestational diabetes is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and diabetes has never been previously diagnosed. Women who are pregnant may experience high blood sugar (glucose) levels. It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes.
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