According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar). Diabetes is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
At Vista Health System, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.
Vista Medical Center East has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its inpatient diabetes care.
For those who have a need for more intense or individualized education
about their diabetes, contact our Certified Diabetic Educator who can
meet with you one on one to address your personal concerns, such as
newly diagnosed diabetes, uncontrolled diabetes, and issues related to
insulin pumps. To reach our Certified Diabetic Educator, call
847-360-4154, and you can expect a return call within one business day.
All seminars are on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Vista Medical Center East, 1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60085
Vista Medical Center East is the first hospital in Lake County, and one of only five hospitals in Illinois, to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Inpatient Diabetes program. This certification demonstrates compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. A Joint Commission expert evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Meeting Joint Commission standards is an accomplishment recognized with the awarding of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. Vista Medical Center East proudly displays the Gold Seal to acknowledge our commitment to health care quality.
For more information or to register, please call:
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085