In 2018, more than 34.2 million Americans (10.5% of the population) had diabetes. Of those, 26.8 million have been diagnosed and it is estimated that another 7.3 million are unaware they have the disease. As of 2015, an additional estimated 88 million Americans age 18 or older have prediabetes. (Source: American Diabetes Association, January 2022.)
Utica Park Clinic (UPC) offers in-clinic diabetes education and support to newly diagnosed and high-risk patients. Additionally, we partner with the highly-trained dieticians and nurses at the Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest Medical Center. Together we offer you a full spectrum of services from comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning to education and assistance with the use of insulin pumps and much more.
If left uncontrolled, diabetes can cause blindness, strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure and even death. Whether you suffer from the disease or feel that you may be at risk, the team of professionals at UPC and the Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest Medical Center can help. Our specialized diabetes healthcare team is readily available to educate you on the necessary precautions you can take to help avoid the disease or provide helpful tools and information for successful diabetes management. Click here for more information.
In addition, UPC Wellness Point offers classes on diabetes education and management. Click here for more details.
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