Every 20 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.6 million Americans have diabetes and that an additional 57 million have “pre-diabetes,” a condition known to eventually develop into diabetes. Many people don't even realize that they already have pre-diabetes or diabetes.
Diabetes can have serious effects on many parts of your body, sometimes permanently. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart and kidney disease, amputations, blindness and other serious problems.
Controlling blood sugar levels can reduce the long-term complications of diabetes. Our diabetes program specializes in helping you control your blood sugar levels over the long term.
The caring, experienced staff of physicians, certified diabetes educators, nurses and dieticians with Olathe Health System will help you learn to control your diabetes by eating healthy, exercising and taking your medicines the right way. We provide education and support through our outpatient services, and if you ever need to be in the hospital, through our inpatient services.
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