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Diabetes

Education, Prevention & Management

Southwest Care provides ongoing education and personalized care, empowering people living with pre-diabetes and diabetes to better manage the condition, avoid potential complications, and achieve optimal health.

With quality medical care and the adoption of healthy habits, many complications from diabetes can often be prevented or delayed. Providing patients with the knowledge and tools to proactively manage their diabetes and prevent or control complications is one of the most important steps. Our certified Diabetes Educators are specially trained nurses with many years of experience, create highly individualized solutions, enabling patients take charge of their lives.

What To Expect

Diabetes requires a comprehensive approach, considering multiple components every day. These include nutrition, physical activity, glucose monitoring, medication management, and psychosocial adjustments.

During your initial visits, the diabetes educator will develop a plan that helps overcome any barriers you face managing your diabetes. You will learn about problem-solving and coping skills, as well as healthy behaviors you can adopt to help control your blood sugar.

Some examples of the many activities you may work on together are:

  • Helping you understand exactly what diabetes is and how it affects your body
  • Explaining how diabetes medications work
  • Figuring out what types of food are best for you and how to plan meals that fit your lifestyle and budget
  • Determining the best type of glucose-monitoring device for your specific circumstances
  • Suggesting charts, apps, and other tools to provide reminders and help you track your progress
  • Offering tips to help you cope with stress and solve problems as they arise

We’re a partner in care, allowing patients to live happier, healthier lives.

To Schedule An Appointment Call (505) 955 9454

Southwest Care Alameda Clinic
901 W Alameda Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501