Tackling diabetes together at Desert Springs Hospital

August 29, 2017
Tackling diabetes together at Desert Springs Hospital

The autumn season can be a great time to regroup and refocus on your health and wellness goals. If you’re among the many people managing a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis, there’s lots of support available to help keep you feeling your best!

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Desert Springs Hospital was the first inpatient diabetes program in the United States to earn a Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care from The Joint Commission. Along with dedicated hospital care, the Diabetes Treatment Center also offers outpatient services, including classes and individual appointments to help you stay on track with your medication, diet and exercise goals.

A key educational offering is a comprehensive class covering the basics of diabetes care. “We can discuss specific issues like carb counting or insulin instruction,” says Director Joyce Malaskovitz, RN, CDE. “Patients are empowered by learning how to manage their condition, and we are here to provide support when they need us.”

Learn more about the Diabetes Treatment Center at Desert Springs Hospital >

Community Health and Diabetes Fest

Join us for the 26th Annual Community Health and Diabetes Fest on Saturday, October 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boulevard Mall at 3528 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas.

Take advantage of screenings for blood pressure, body mass index, diabetes risk, stroke risk, foot care and pulmonary function, and receive a coupon for a free peripheral artery disease screening.

Learn more about the event >

Coming soon: A CDC program on diabetes prevention

As another important resource in the battle against diabetes, a new National Diabetes Prevention Program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be starting later this year. An overview of the program will be held October 12 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.

To register for this informational overview, call 702-369-7560. The CDC program will be a 12-month series and will begin November 2, 2017.

Learn more about the program >