November marks American Diabetes Month and Floyd is continuing its efforts to prevent area residents from contracting the illness, teaching people with diabetes how to manage the disease and effectively treating hospitalized patients who also have diabetes.
“I don't think people realize the importance of how diabetes attacks the entire body. When you have a disease that impacts every single cell in your body, that's something we have to pay attention to," said Traci Tillery, Director of Specialty Services at Floyd.
Floyd's Diabetes Prevention Program is fully recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Floyd Medical Center has also received Advanced Certification from The Joint Commission in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association for its inpatient care for people with diabetes.
“Our diabetes educators are passionate about the care they provide to the community. The majority of them are nationally certified diabetes educators," Tillery said.
Floyd also offers a course for women with gestational diabetes. The multiple-class course teaches expectant mothers dietary tips and how to track blood sugar during pregnancy.
At the Floyd Endocrinology & Diabetes locations in Rome and Taylorsville, our experts provide diabetes management and education and well as endocrine care focusing on the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands.
At our Wound Care clinics in Cartersville and Cedartown, Floyd also offers outpatient foot care for people with diabetes with the goal of preventing infection and wounds to the feet. Diabetes often causes a loss of feeling and poor blood flow in the feet.
If you have questions, contact our Diabetes Education department at 706.509.5184.