Diabetes Month Chapa De Indian Health Care Auburn Grass valley

Diabetes Month

Diabetes Month

Chapa-De Health Care Auburn Grass Valley

            As of 2015, 30.3 million Americans had been diagnosed with diabetes. Communities around the United States observe National Diabetes month each November with the hopes of bringing more attention to diabetes, it’s impact on millions of Americans and to offer support and education to those living with the condition.

 What is Diabetes?

  • Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar levels are too high due to problems with your insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone made in your pancreas that helps the glucose or sugar from your foods get into your cells to be used as energy.
  • There are 3 different types of diabetes;
    1. Type 1 Diabetes
      • With this type of Diabetes, your body does not produce insulin and those suffering from this have to take insulin every day to stay alive.
    2. Type 2 Diabetes
      • Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes, means that your body produces insulin, but does not produce it well enough to sustain a ‘normal’ lifestyle.
    3. Gestational Diabetes
      • This type of diabetes, develops in some women when they are pregnant and usually clears up when the baby is born.

Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day. Although you are the most important member of your diabetes care team, Chapa-De wants to remind you that you are not alone.

Chapa-De Diabetes Programs

Chapa-De offers Diabetes Programs that allow patients to participate in group classes and educational programs focusing on the prevention and management of diabetes.

Our Diabetes Wellness Program is available to all Chapa-De Patients with a diagnosis of Diabetes. The program brings together our patients, their Medical Care Team and our Diabetes Program staff to work together to achieve each patient’s goals for their health and wellness. The program also includes educational classes and individualized support aimed at successful self-management. Diabetes Wellness Classes are held throughout the year, below are some of the topics we cover:

  • What is diabetes and how does it affect our bodies
  • Checking and understanding blood sugar levels
  • Managing high and low blood sugar levels
  • How to manage days when you are sick
  • Diabetes medications and how they work in our body
  • Relationship between blood sugar, insulin and food
  • Enjoying healthy eating
  • Finding physical activity that will work for you
  • Effectively managing diabetes distress, diabetes burnout and/or depression

We also offer a Diabetes Prevention Program that can help delay or prevent the onset of diabetes for those patients who have been identified as having “pre-diabetes”.

We have new classes and groups starting soon, contact us today for additional information about our Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Programs! Please call the Chapa-De Diabetes Department at (530) 889-3765. 

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Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community

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