Diabetes Care

Quality care for those living with diabetes

Diabetes affects more than 25 million Americans, and is a major cause of heart attack and stroke. Carlisle Regional Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with diabetes through high-quality, comprehensive care and education. Our self-management program provides individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to manage the disease and avoid complications.

We provide care and education for type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, prediabetes, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia through a full range of services, including:

  • Assessments to determine individual needs
  • Blood-sugar testing
  • Individual training for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Nutritional counseling, including meal planning and weight management assistance
  • Support groups
  • Wound healing services

Diabetes education to promote healthy living

Learning how to manage your diabetes effectively is the key to staying healthy, so an important part of our care is ensuring you have the tools and skills you need to avoid complications. Carlisle Regional Medical Center’s doctors, nurse educators, dietitians and other diabetes care professionals provide valuable education and information to help you manage your health.

A Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator specializes in all aspects of diabetes care. An initial appointment is usually scheduled for two hours to discuss the following possible topics:

  • Types of diabetes and their definitions
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines for laboratory target ranges
  • Help in the prevention of acute and long-term complications through routine healthcare
  • Self Blood Glucose Monitoring (SBGM)
  • Management of sick days
  • Information about oral agents and insulin (self administration)
  • Signs/symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
  •  Smoking cessation information
  • Living and coping with diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes management