Center for Diabetes Control
Catawba County Diabetes Management
At Catawba Valley Medical Center, we take a team approach to diabetes care
and management specifically designed in consideration of your individual
needs and lifestyle. The Center for Diabetes Control’s educational
programs have been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 1993.
Through the Center for Diabetes Control, your diabetes healthcare team
is made up of you, your physician, a nurse, a dietitian and a pharmacist,
all of whom have received the most up-to-date training in the most current
methods of treating diabetes. Most clinical staff members of the Center
hold Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) status from the National Certification
Board for Diabetes Educators – which means they possesses distinct
and specialized diabetes-related education, thereby improving the quality
of care for patients with diabetes.
If you have questions or concerns about diabetes, The Center for Diabetes
Control at CVMC can help. Call 828.326.3442 for more information.
Day or Evening Education Programs
Knowledge and understanding are the most important tools in the fight
against diabetes. That’s why we offer a comprehensive education
program to help you learn ways to control and manage the effects of the
disease. In either a classroom or one-on-one setting, you can learn about
these vital topics:
- Nutritional Therapy
- Blood Glucose
- Diabetes Medications
- Intensive Insulin Therapy Programs
- Stress Management
- Complications Associated with Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Sick Day Management
- Diabetes Self Management
Insulin Pump Therapy Program
An insulin pump is exactly what it sounds like – a portable electronic
device that delivers insulin when needed. For many people, the use of
an insulin pump has offered dramatic improvement in lifestyle control
and flexibility. Working with your physician and health care team, you
can determine whether this option best meets your own specific diabetes
Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
Continuous Glucose Monitoring System is a high-tech device that closely
follows your glucose levels every 5 minutes for up to 3 days at a time.
This information is automatically downloaded to your physician, who can
then determine an appropriate therapy for blood sugar management.
Gestational diabetes is usually a temporary condition that disappears after
the baby is born, but it is very important to keep a close eye on it during
pregnancy. To help ensure proper care for both mother and baby, our Gestational
Program offers specific education on such topics as blood sugar management,
meal planning and medication use, if necessary. Your physician will determine
if the Gestational Program is needed for you.
In our Nutritional Therapy program, you will receive one-on-one counseling
with a registered dietitian who will help devise a meal plan specific
to your personal needs. You will be provided with easy-to-follow guidelines
about what you can eat, when you can eat it, and how it will affect your
blood sugar levels.
Nutrition and diabetes classes are held throughout the month to meet your
scheduling needs. Please call 828.326.3442 to schedule your first class today.