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Overview of diabetes

 
 

Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both.

There are four major types of diabetes.

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes services

In conjunction with a comprehensive approach to the care of patients with diabetes we also offer centers that specialize from weight loss surgery to wound care.

  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Support Groups/Classes
  • Islet Cell Transplant Program
  • Diabetes Nutrition Counseling
  • Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center

Diabetes Education

Our diabetes education services help patients learn how to successfully manage their diabetes and enhance their overall quality of life by:

  • Reducing your risk of diabetes complications
  • Lowering your emergency or acute care costs
  • Minimizing the need for hospital visits
  • Reducing any lost work or school time

Diabetes Support Groups/Classes

Baylor Scott & White Health offers support groups for patients with diabetes and their families at several locations.

Islet Cell Transplant Program

Islet cell transplantation is giving people with type 1 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis the possibility for new hope. Learn more about islet cell transplantation for diabetes.

Diabetes Nutrition Counseling

Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center

The Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center - Dallas partners individuals with medical staff, health partners and lifestyle coaches to help address the healthcare needs of those at risk for diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Real patients. Real stories

Baylor empowered me to manage my diabetes.

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Diabetes classes and support groups

Baylor Scott & White Health offers diabetes support groups and classes for patients with diabetes and their families at several locations.
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