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Diabetes Care

goldseal_transparent-(4).gifDiabetes affects the body in many complex ways, and having the right diabetes care management team to help you stay as healthy and vital as possible, for as long as possible, is critical. PinnacleHealth is the only hospital in Pennsylvania that has the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for being a Center of Excellence in diabetes care.

We have significantly improved blood glucose control in hospital patients with the help of protocols that have resulted in reduced length of hospital stays and fewer infections.  Click here to learn more about what PinnacleHealth is doing to reduce infections and complications through proper blood sugar management.

If you are a diabetic and in need of an endocrinologist contact PinnacleHealth Endocrinology Associates at our West Shore Location at (717) 791-2540 or our East Shore Location at (717) 614-4420.

Diabetes Care

Our collaborative team of physicians, nurses and educators work together to provide the most expert care possible for the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes.

Could you have diabetes?

Below are some common warning signs:
  • Thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Delayed healing of wounds
  • Skin infections
  • Impotence
  • A change in weight
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (Type 2 diabetes)
The number of people with diabetes is increasing, especially in young people. This is because more people are overweight or obese, don't get enough physical activity and are getting older. Additionally, people in severeal ethnic groups seem to be more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. These include: Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and Asians (especially South Asians).

If you have any of the above warnings signs of diabetes, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms and schedule a test to diagnose diabetes if necessary. With the right diet, regular exercise, and medications, you can manage diabetes and live an active, productive life.

If you don't have a doctor, click on the "Find a Doctor" link or call (717) 231-8900 to get help in locating a primary care physician or specialist that is convenient for you.

Diabetes Education

By properly managing diabetes, you may be able prevent or slow the development of diabetes-related complications. According to the American Diabetes Association, managing diabetes requires juggling insulin, food and exercise.

PinnacleHealth offers a variety of programs designed to help you learn more about the disease and how you can manage it. Friends and family members are always welcome to come with you to any of our diabetes self-management education programs. Click here to learn more about our diabetes classes.