Diabetes

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.

 

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Contact Information

Saint Thomas Midtown Diabetes Center
Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing
2000 Murphy Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
615-284-2800 (local phone)
1-800-400-5800 (toll free)
615-284-4285 (fax)
diabetes.center@sth.org

Saint Thomas Rutherford Diabetes Center
1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 308
(Murfreesboro Medical Center Building)
Murfreesboro, TN  37129
615-396-6123

Saint Thomas West Center for Diabetes
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
615-222-4923
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