More than 20 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and many more have yet to be diagnosed. The Allegiance Diabetes Center provides education and support for adults, teens and children living with diabetes to better assist them in understanding how to incorporate diabetes management into daily life.
A better understanding of diabetes has changed how people with diabetes live their lives. Current research proves that most diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed with good blood sugar control. People with diabetes can now expect better health and fewer restrictions with the help of good medical care, diabetes education and positive lifestyle changes.
A Team Approach
At Allegiance Diabetes Center, we use a team approach to diabetes education and management. The most important member of our team is you—the person with diabetes. Other members of your team include:
- Certified Diabetes Educators
- Nurse Practitioner
- Social Workers
- Support People (friends, family members)
We want to help you manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life. The Diabetes Center provides medical care, education and counseling to help you care for yourself. 98% of diabetes care is affected by the care you give yourself.
Medical care assessments include:
- Blood pressure
- Diabetes medications/insulin pumps
- Thyroid and kidney function
- Diabetes complications
- Nutrition and exercise
- High and low blood sugar adjustments
- Psychosocial issues
- Foot exams
- Issues relating to child/teen diabetes
The Michigan Department of Public Health and the American Diabetes Association certify the Allegiance Diabetes Center.