Living with diabetes requires daily management. At Mount Nittany Health, we strive to develop the best care to support the ongoing needs and address every aspect of the condition.
Our diabetes care team provides:
- Primary care physicians and staff trained in all aspects of early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
- Pre-diabetes services and prevention education focused on lifestyle modification.
- Gestational diabetes support and treatment.
- Diabetic nutritional counseling for inpatient and outpatient screening, assessment and education.
- Self-management education with certified diabetes educators.
- Education, prevention and treatment services for complications related to diabetes through our Diabetes Network, Diabetes Foot Clinic and Center for Wound Care.
- Treatment for insulin resistance syndrom (also known as metabolic syndrome).
Since nutrition plays a vital role in the life of someone with diabetes, Mount Nittany Health provides patients with individualized medical nutrition therapy that focuses on support for dietary and lifestyle changes related to all aspects of life with diabetes.
Our dietitians provide nutrition assessment and planning, and help implement individualized nutrition plans based on each person's own needs and goals.
Our team even provides a day-by-day guide, Living with Diabetes, to help newly diagnosed patients quickly and easily adjust their meal plans to keep diabetes under control. With guidance from our experienced, certified dietitians, patients with diabetes can learn more about:
- Healthy snacks
- Eating out
- Grocery shopping
- Judging portion sizes
- Reading food labels
- Appropriate physical activity
- Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
- Dealing with the impact of illness on your meal planning
- Suggested cookbooks and sample menus
- Body mass index
When long-term guidance is needed, our clinical dietitian team provides additional counseling services on an individual or group basis. Check our events calendar in the Life & Health section for more information on upcoming nutrition classes.
The mission of the Diabetes Network is to delay the onset of diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and improve diabetes management and outcomes in the region.
Diabetes Foot Clinic
Through education, prevention and treatment services for diabetes-related foot complications, the Diabetes Foot Clinic ensures that patients' lives are not limited by foot problems.
The Orthotics Department coordinates and participates in the examination and evaluation of patient needs for devices to support or immobilize affected limbs. This department oversees the design and fabrication of orthotic devices.
Working from a prescription by a physician, our certified orthotist creates devices to support weakened body parts as well as correct body impairments caused by or related to conditions such as cerebral palsy, diabetes, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, malformation of bones, spinal cord injuries and musculo-skeletal injuries.