Winona Health Services
Diabetes Care and Education
855 Mankato Ave, Winona, MN, 55987-4868
Distance: 1006 Miles
Hospital or clinic-based diabetes screening, management and education services for patients of all ages
Comprehensive educational program that covers many aspects of diabetes, such as:
* What diabetes is
* How diabetes is treated or managed
* Basic nutrition information
* Blood sugars targets that are right for you and why
* How to prevent complications from high or low blood sugar
* How diabetes changes over time
* How to take diabetes medication safely
* Intensive behavioral therapy for obesity
* Diabetes self-management education and training
* Medical nutritional therapy
- Nutrition assessment and/or counseling
- Private health insurance
Physician referral required for individual sessions
Winona Health accepts many types of insurance, including Medical Assistance (MA) and Medicare for covered services.
Private pay is also accepted. Payment plans, help to apply for insurance and financial assistance are available - contact the Business Office at: (507) 457-4488
|Toll Free||(800) 944-3960|
- Winona Clinic - Family Medicine 859 Mankato Ave, Winona, MN, 55987-6435
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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.