Diabetes Plus


Diabetes Plus

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose(sugar) that results from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/ or use insulin. There is a type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious disease. It affects your kidneys, heart, brain, eyes and other organs.  Diabetes causes more deaths every year than breast cancer and AIDs combined.

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes:  (You may or may not experience all of these symptoms)

  • Unusual thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Tiredness and irritability
  • Tingling/numbness in hands and feet
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal

Services Offered Through Diabetes Plus:

  • Diabetes monitoring/management
  • Free blood glucose screen
  • Diabetes medication prescription
  • Education/support class
  • One on one time with a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner at each appointment
  • Discounted glucometer strips and potentially discounted medications through the CCHD pharmacy

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Cleveland County resident
  • Must meet financial requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Please call to see if you qualify

Diabetes Self Management Class:

This is a free monthly class in which you will learn:

  • Living with Diabetes and coping skills
  • Nutrition; the relationship between food and insulin
  • Meal planning
  • Benefits of being physically active
  • When and how to use diabetes medications
  • Monitoring for blood sugar and ketones
  • Managing high and low blood sugar
  • Preventing long term complications and much more
  • Please call for dates and times of classes

Hours/Appointments/Location:

Hours:
  • Clinic hours:  Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:
  • Diabetes Plus is located on the 1st floor of the Cleveland County Health Department main building at 200 South Post Road in Shelby.
Appointments:
  • Please call us at 980-484-5100 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. if you have questions, concerns or would like to make an appointment.

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