Diabetes & Nutrition


Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, your body does not produce insulin.This means you need multiple daily insulin injections to replace this hormone in order to sustain life. People are typically diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before age 40. 

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when your blood glucose level becomes too high because either your pancreas is not making enough insulin or isn’t using the insulin it makes properly. Most people will need medication and/or insulin to keep their blood glucose in a healthy range. Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed at any age and it is the most common type of diabetes. In fact, nine out of ten people with diabetes have type 2. 

Gestational Diabetes

A small percentage of women are diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy. When you are pregnant,your body makes hormones that make it harder for insulin to work. As a result, some women’s blood glucose becomes too high. Although this type of diabetes will go away after you baby is born, almost half of women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

Have you recently been diagnosed with Diabetes?

Diabetes educators and support groups can help.

DIABETES EDUCATION

Diabetes Educators are available to assist newly diagnosed individuals or previously diagnosed individuals with their diabetes management.  A Provider’s order is needed prior to scheduling your group or individual session.  For more information, contact Jessica Bursik, RN at 715-268-0556 or Jill Norstrem, RD, CDE at 715-268-0590.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

This free support group meets from 1 to 2 PM the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Amery Hospital & Clinic Conference Room ABC.  Contact Jessica Bursik, RN, CDE at 715-268-0556 or Jill Norstrem, RD, CDE, at 715-268-0590 for further information.