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About

Biography

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes is unknown, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.


Symptoms of Diabetes


Half of all Americans who have diabetes are not aware they have the disease and some people have no symptoms at all. A simple blood sugar test only takes a few minutes and gives you immediate results. Symptoms of diabetes can include:



  • Extreme thirst

  • Weakness

  • Itchy skin

  • Skin infections

  • Blurred vision

  • Fatigue

  • Intense hunger

  • Irritability

  • Fast weight loss

  • Frequent urination

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Numbness or tingling in extremities


It is important to know if you have diabetes so you can take good care of yourself and prevent complications.


Are you at risk for diabetes? Take the diabetes risk test developed by the American Diabetes Association to find out.

Services

Services/Products

We provide you with affordable and accessible information on how to manage your diabetes. Our program will help you improve your diabetes self-care skills and enhance your quality of life. You will complete a series of classes that will help you:

  • Understand diabetes
  • Learn about what and how much you should be eating
  • Gain coping mechanisms
  • Reduce risk of long-term complications
  • Decrease hospital admissions
  • Learn how to live successfully with diabetes

Our program for adult, pediatric and gestational diabetes is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Experienced, certified diabetes educators plan and conduct the program, which is designed for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The program includes one-on-one counseling and group classes. Family members are encouraged to attend. You will learn about:

  • Diabetes nutrition
  • Medications
  • Exercise
  • Stress control
  • Personal health habits, including skin, foot, dental care and more
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic complications
  • Glucose monitoring

Classes are held at Martin Health Medical Center in Stuart. One-on-one appointments are available in Stuart, Jensen Beach and St. Lucie West.

Insulin pump training is conducted by a certified insulin pump trainer. Individual classes are available for children, those with special needs or those who speak Spanish.

Location & Hours

Main Location

3946 NW Federal Hwy Suite F

Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Location
Visit us online at www.martinhealth.org/medicenters for directions to our location.

Other Information

Other Link

www.martinhealth.org

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Physicians & Surgeons, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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