Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body.
Diabetes can, among other things, contribute to eye disorders and blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation and nerve damage. It can affect pregnancy and cause birth defects, as well.
Although diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease (with the exception of gestational diabetes), with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene and exercise, symptoms and complications can be successfully treated and managed.
South Central Regional Medical Center has been selected to serve as a training site for many area schools, universities and organizations. Because knowledge and education are vital to ensuring our community’s health, South Central Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing a variety of community education programs.
Individual diabetic consultations are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., by appointment only. Enroll today for an appointment, or for additional information call Diabetic Education Services at South Central Regional Medical Center at (601) 426-4700 .
Continued Learning: Diabetic Support Group
Monthly Diabetic Support Group meetings are offered in effort to educate and support individuals with diabetes and caregivers of people who are diabetic. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at South Central Place in Laurel.
For more information about South Central’s Diabetes Service, please call 601.426.4700.