Diabetes is a disease where the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause chronic organ damage, resulting in strokes, heart attacks, limb amputations, blindness, kidney failure and other medical problems.
The Diabetes Centers of Saint Thomas Health offer comprehensive resources through classes, community events and specially trained staff. Through these resources, patients are educated on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, weight loss, acute and chronic complications, medication and stress management. Our nurses and dietitians provide education to those newly diagnosed with diabetes or those needing assistance in gaining better control of their diabetes.
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Diabetes Center
The Diabetes Center at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient diabetes services through its accredited and nationally recognized Diabetes Center. The Diabetes Center’s goal is to give patients the ability to control their disease, avoid complications and achieve optimum health status by providing comprehensive diabetes self-management education and on-going support.
Program Benefits Include:
Programs designed for individuals with Type 1, Type 2 and pre-diabetes
Programs designed for pregnant women with gestational or pre-existing diabetes
Educational team that includes certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dietitians and nurse practitioners
Educational classes available mornings, afternoons, and weekends with required physician referral and pre-registration
- Diabetes Support Group offered at no charge for adults to share information, inspiration, learning opportunities and activities on the first Thursday of each month
- Diabetes Alert Program that includes a FREE car sticker that will assist law enforcement officers with identifying individuals who may be having diabetes related emergencies while driving
- FREE blood glucose screening by appointment
For more information about services provided by the Diabetes Center at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital or to make an appointment, call 615.284.2800 or send an email to Diabetes.Center@sth.org.