Resources and Support for Diabetes
Endocrinology is the treatment of patients who have disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension, obesity and hormone-related disorders.
In the United States, diabetes is the most common endocrine disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 10 percent of the US population has diabetes. One in four people with diabetes don’t know they have the disease.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot regulate blood glucose, or sugar, levels appropriately. As a result, glucose levels in the blood become elevated and over time, causing major health problems and sometimes leading to limb amputation or blindness. Those with diabetes are categorized as having type 1 or type 2, based on how the body is producing insulin. While diabetes can't be cured, it can be controlled.
Specialists at the TMC Diabetes LifeCenter provide those with diabetes the resources and support they need to take control of the disease. The Diabetes LifeCenter team, which includes a registered dietician and registered nurse who specialize in diabetes care, works closely with your physician to create a diabetes management program just for you. Our programs focus on the areas of nutrition, medication and self-care. Services include:
- Individual instruction/classes
- Nutrition evaluation and counseling
- Counseling on gestational diabetes (high blood glucose levels during pregnancy)
- Intensified insulin therapy
- Insulin pump program
The TMC Diabetes LifeCenter is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education. Many insurance plans realize the benefits of a nationally recognized diabetes education program and cover these services for their members. Check with your provider about your plan benefits.
TMC Diabetes LifeCenter services and classes are available at two locations:
Texoma Medical Center
5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020
2201 North Highway 121
Bonham, TX 75418
To make an appointment at either location, call 903-416-4112 or email the Center.