Diabetes & Chronic Disease Care
Nurses Can Help
Chronic diseases including diabetes require extra health care. However, this doesn't always mean going to a specialist. In most cases, health care professionals including nurses and Nurse Practitioners can provide the health care needed to help keep symptoms under control. This helps reduce the need to see a specialist, reduces the need to go to the emergency department, and most importantly keeps clients healthier.
- Primary health care to registered clients to help them manage their diabetes and other chronic diseases
- Specific care including monitoring blood sugar levels and blood pressure
- Support groups including Living with Diabetes so people can learn from and support each other
- Mobile Health Services Team which travels to rural areas so clients don't have to travel as much for health care
- Specialized Foot Care - people with diabetes in particular are at higher risk for foot problems
- Education and information for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases to help keep themselves healthier
- Health promotion including helping develop exercise programs
- Nutrition and dietitian services for healthier eating
The goal is to make it easier for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases get the health care they need to stay healthier and happier.
You do not have to be a registered NWCHC client to access these specialized diabetes care services.
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