Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea and Austin
Diabetes Care and Education
Mayo Clinic Health System - Austin Hospital and Clinic
1000 1st Dr NW, Austin, MN, 55912-2904
Distance: 1006 Miles
Hospital or clinic-based diabetes screening, management and education services for patients of all ages
Teaches individuals with diabetes how to live healthier through training, monitoring, medication tracking, activities and education
- Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
- Private health insurance
- Private pay
Freeborn, Mower and Steele Counties
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- Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea Clinic 404 W Fountain St, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-2437
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LT-1750.1750Diabetes Management Clinics Definition
Programs that help people of all ages who have juvenile or adult diabetes understand and manage their illness. Services may include screening programs for early identification of the condition and associated complications; establishment of a treatment regimen; patient education; and self-management skills development assistance which may focus on use of insulin and drugs to control blood sugar levels, blood glucose monitoring, dietary management in different environments (at home, at work, in school, while dining out), menu planning, the role of exercise in relation to food intake, hygienic measures such as foot care and ways to reduce the likelihood of diabetes-related complications which may include heart disease, kidney failure, amputation, nerve damage and blindness. Included are programs that provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services on an inpatient or outpatient basis as well as less formal programs that emphasize education and may provide any combination of supportive services such as case management, assistance in obtaining needed products and services, and assistance in following the prescribed treatment regimen. Diabetes is a chronic, incurable disease in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to allow the body to adequately metabolize sugar.
A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.