Currently, about 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Numbers of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are growing. Although these numbers may seem worrisome, advances in care and self-management of the disease now allow patients to live fairly normal lives.
Several UNCPN practices offer excellent diabetes care. Our family practices evaluate and manage this chronic illness. We also offer nutrition counseling so that patients can start managing the disease by making healthy food choices.
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Several UNCPN practices have been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association for their excellent diabetes education program. UNCPN diabetes education programs offer high-quality education services to patients throughout North Carolina.
Participants in an ADA Recognized program will be taught, as needed, self-care skills that will promote better management of his or her diabetes treatment regimen. All approved education programs cover topics such as diabetes disease process, nutritional management, goal setting and problem solving, psychological adjustment and more.
The following practices have been recognized: