Mount Nittany Health's diabetes team offers a full range of clinical, nutritional and educational services to provide the highest level of care to our patients. All services are tailored to individual needs and goals.
Our experienced diabetes care team of medical professionals includes physicians, nurse pracitioners, dietitians and nurse educators. This team of highly trained diabetes experts ensure patients are fully equipped to manage their diabetes.
As the leader of our diabetes team, a Mount Nittany Health physician manages the complex processes related to a diabetes diagnosis, including treatment plans and monitoring.
Coordinating care with the diabetes team and other healthcare providers, nurse practitioners also follow patients through evaluations, treatments, medication changes and referrals for care related to the disease.
Nurse practitioners—who can provide guidance on insulin use, track cholesterol and glucose levels, and adjust medications, among other tasks—are available five days a week at Mount Nittany Physician Group: Park Avenue.
A diabetes diagnosis often leads to lifestyle modifications, including diet and activity changes. Dietitians educate people with diabetes on carbohydrate counting and sliding scale dose calculation related to intensive insulin regimens.
Vital in helping teach new skills associated with a diabetes diagnosis, our nurse educators explain to patients and their caregivers how to properly inject insulin, manage hypoglycemia, transition to insulin pump therapy if needed, continuously monitor glucose and self-manage their diabetes.
The mission of Mount Nittany Health’s Diabetes Network, located in State College, Pa., is to partner with community organizations in multiple sectors to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and improve diabetes management outcomes in our region.