Diabetes Care Team
Nearly 16 million Americans have diabetes. While an estimated 10 million have been diagnosed, more than 5 million are not aware that they have the disease. Our Diabetes Care Team, the only diabetes program in eastern Montana certified by the American Diabetes Association, offers both inpatient and outpatient services to help patients of all ages manage their diabetes.
If you exhibit one or a combination of any of the following symptoms, make an appointment with one of the specialists at Holy Rosary for an exam.
- frequent urination
- unusual thirst
- extreme hunger
- unusual weight loss
- extreme fatigue
- frequent infections
- blurred vision
- cuts/bruises/sores that are slow to heal
- tingling/numbness in the hands or feet
- recurring skin, gum or bladder infections
Team of Experts
Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians, Family Nurse Practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, registered dietitians and mental health professionals provide specialized care tailored to each patient. As part of our team approach, the patient's primary healthcare provider remains involved in any treatment provided.
Whether you are diagnosed with diabetes or you're at risk for developing the disease, our specialists will help you develop an individualized treatment plan that may include education, diet management, insulin instruction and regular health maintenance.
Newly diagnosed patients, as well as those having difficulty controlling their diabetes, may be admitted for hands-on instruction to learn self-management. Instruction may include medication administration (insulin instruction), blood sugar testing for home use, prevention of diabetes-related problems, nutrition and meal planning, foot care, exercise benefits and precautions, and stress management.
For More Information
To learn more about the Diabetes Care Team or to schedule an appointment, please call our program at 233-2500.