Managing and Preventing Diabetes
Working with your doctor, Wayne Memorial Hospital offers assistance with diabetes care for both inpatients and outpatients. We also offer assistance with gestational diabetes. Our team of doctors, registered nurses, registered dieticians, and certified diabetes educators works with your physician to help you learn how to control diabetes and prevent complications.
for the inpatient…
Our nurses, doctors, and dieticians strive to give you the highest quality of care for your diabetes while you are a patient in the Hospital. This includes managing your blood sugar, providing for your nutritional needs, and teaching you basic skills to manage your diabetes once you leave the Hospital. For additional information call 919.731.6144 and ask for the Clinical Diabetes Educator.
for the outpatient…
After you leave the Hospital, Wayne Area Diabetes Education Center (WADEC) offers diabetes self-management education to individuals with diabetes. Our team of certified diabetes educators works with your physician to help you learn how to control diabetes and prevent complications. Based on physician referral, WADEC patients will have an individualized treatment plan or attend group sessions to integrate healthy living into their lifestyles. Individual and group sessions help patients learn blood sugar management, insulin administration, healthy living, and coping skills such as exercise and nutrition.
Group sessions include:
- diabetes survival skills
- basics to living with diabetes
- self care
- nutrition and diabetes
- medication management and diabetes
Warning Signs of Diabetes: If you notice any of these warning signs, please contact your physician for a simple blood test to see if you have diabetes.
- increased thirst
- frequent urination
- increased hunger
- rapid weight loss
- blurred vision
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for outstanding care, WADEC is your local resource for diabetes self-management, education, and support.