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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

Diabetes Management Center

Diabetes Center of Education

Managing a medical condition such as diabetes sometimes takes an extra hand. Whether you're newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it for some time, our certified diabetes educators provide you with the information and tools to better manage your diabetes. 

We are here to support you!

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are three main types of diabetes: 

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The body is insulin-dependent and this type of diabetes is an autoimmune disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The body doesn’t make enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t respond normally to the insulin. 
  • Gestational Diabetes: This type develops in some women during their pregnancy and usually goes away after pregnancy.

Diabetes Educational Resources

Managing Your Diabetes

Diabetes affects your whole body. To best manage diabetes, you’ll need to take steps to keep your risk factors under control and within the normal range, including:

  • Keep your blood glucose levels as near to normal as possible by following a diet plan, taking prescribed medication and increasing your activity level.
  • Maintain your blood cholesterol (HDL and LDL levels) and triglyceride levels as near the normal ranges as possible.
  • Control your blood pressure. Your blood pressure should not be over 140/90 mmHg.

Request a Self Management Consultation

Get in touch with a program navigator to explore your options. 

Diabetes Self-Management Training is a covered service of Medicare and is covered by most commercial insurance

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