Managing and Preventing Diabetes
The rate of diabetes among our residents is growing at an alarming rate; 12% of those living in Wayne County have been diagnosed as diabetic, a number considerably higher than the national average. Wayne Memorial Hospital is focused on providing treatment and education to help curb this growing problem.
Wayne Memorial Hospital offers support for both our inpatients and outpatients. We
also offer assistance to our patients who develop diabetes during pregnancy or those who would like help preventing diabetes. Our team includes doctors, registered nurses, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators who specialize in diabetes prevention and management.
What to Expect
For Inpatients with Diabetes
Our nurses, doctors and dietitians strive to give you the highest quality of care for your diabetes while you are a patient in the Hospital. This care includes managing your blood sugar, adjusting your medications as needed, providing for your nutritional needs and teaching you basic skills to manage your diabetes once you leave our Hospital.
An inpatient clinical diabetes educator is available for consultation anytime during your stay with us. Your physician or nurse may consult the clinical diabetes educator or you may request a consult be made on your behalf.
For Outpatients with Diabetes
Our diabetes team works with your primary care physician to help you manage your diabetes and prevent complications. Your physician may refer you to one or more of our outpatient specialty services, which include:
The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Health is staffed by certified clinical diabetes educators and provides education and support for diabetic patients and their families.
The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Health is our area’s only American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized education center. For our patients, ADA recognition means the Center has met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Once you have been referred to the Center, you will receive an individualized education plan that includes instruction on topics relevant to you and your specific diabetes treatment plan, education needs and lifestyle. One-on-one nutrition counseling is also available.
For more information about the Center for Nutritional and Diabetes Health, click here or call 919.731.6508.
Dr. Alfred Okeke is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes. Dr. Okeke provides advanced care for patients with diabetes. His expertise is especially for those patients who have trouble keeping their blood sugar within normal limits.
To contact Dr. Okeke’s office at Wayne Health Medical Clinic, please call 919.587.4940.
For more information about any of our diabetes services or if you have questions about your diabetes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.