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Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's production of glucose and insulin levels. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body suffers from a lack of insulin produced by the pancreas. Type 2, gestational and prediabetes are all a result of an excess amount of sugar in the blood, or high glucose levels.

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Diabetes doctors in Sanford, Florida

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, know that we're here for you.

HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital's Diabetes Care Center offers education and support services for you and your family members. Our support group allows you to connect with people who understand what you are going through and may offer guidance along your diabetes journey.

Learn more about diabetes management

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and want to learn how to self-manage your condition, we offer a free, four-part educational series.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and want to learn how to self-manage your condition, we offer a free, four-part educational series.

Our diabetes program

We understand that after being diagnosed with diabetes, you may have a lot of questions. Please know that we are here to provide you with the education and support you need to manage diabetes.

Diabetes educational series

Our Diabetes Conversation Map Series is made up of four classes:

  • Class 1: On the Road to Diabetes Management
  • Class 2: Diabetes and Nutrition
  • Class 3: Monitoring Your Blood Sugar
  • Class 4: Continuing Your Journey — Medications and Complications

Attendees must complete all four classes to receive a certificate of completion. Although there is no charge for attending, attendees will need to register so that materials are available for them.

Typically, these classes take place on Fridays at our hospital. However, we are currently providing pre-taped classes through our hospital's event calendar.

Diabetes support group

Our Diabetes Support Group provides ongoing diabetes education and patient support. To help patients understand and cope with their conditions, we feature guest speakers and cover a wide range of topics.

This group meets the third Sunday of every month (except December) at 2:00pm.

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