Diabetes Education

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body has difficulty converting starches, sugars and other food into energy.

When diabetes occurs, the body either does not produce or is unable to properly use the hormone insulin, which helps sugars get into our bodies’ cells where it is needed for fuel.

If blood sugars remain high, they can lead to a number of serious medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, blindness and loss of limbs.

Although there is no cure for diabetes, much is known about how to treat and manage the disease. Our outpatient diabetes self-management education program is an important cornerstone to help people with diabetes manage their disease, achieve a better quality of life and prevent long-term complications.

Our Care Team

The Cheyenne Regional Medical Group’s Diabetes Education team is committed to helping adults and children manage their existing diabetes, or avoid developing type 2 diabetes altogether.

To provide the most comprehensive diabetes education to our patients, we include members from the following Cheyenne Regional teams:
  • Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists
  • Cardiologists
  • Certified Diabetes Education and Care Specialists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Podiatrists (diabetes at-risk foot and wound care)
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Registered Nurses
  • TACT (Transition Across the Community Team)
  • Urologists
  • Vascular Specialists (diabetic limb salvage)
  • Wound Care Specialists

For information about our diabetes self-management program, please click here or call (307) 996-4770.

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