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Diabetes Tools

Education

Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, the ValleyCare Diabetes Education Program is here to help you achieve optimal long-term health. Through personalized care and individual treatment plans, our goal is to equip you with skills and tools that fit your lifestyle, enabling you to control your blood sugar and lower the risk of diabetes-related complications.

We offer a team of trained professionals, including physicians, registered nurses, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators and social workers.

Self-Management

Our programs, taught by certified diabetes educators, teach you to:
  • Use a personalized meal plan
  • Monitor your blood sugar
  • Control hemoglobin A1C, cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Use medications effectively
  • Manage stress
  • Prevent and reduce complications
  • Be more physically active

Group classes and a diabetes support group meet regularly. Individual classes are available by appointment, and free community education seminars are held periodically.

Pregnancy

Affiliated with the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, the Sweet Success Program offers education and support for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes (high blood glucose levels detected during pregnancy) and women with diabetes who become pregnant.

Insulin Pump Therapy

Certified diabetes educators teach you how to adjust your insulin doses to fit your lifestyle, allowing for more flexible management of your diabetes. If eligible, you will learn the skills required for successful blood glucose management using an insulin pump.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

A registered dietitian will meet with you to assess your nutritional needs, provide education, and help you set realistic goals and strategies for success.
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