Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the District of Columbia. Almost 15% of the people in Wards 7 and 8 have diabetes. Complications associated with diabetes include kidney disease, nerve damage, foot problems, vision loss, skin infections and stroke. Learning to control diabetes is key to preventing these issues from occurring.
United Medical Center is committed to reducing chronic diseases – such as diabetes – that affect our community. Our Diabetes Program provides educational, interactive workshops for those who are hospitalized and those who are caring for their diabetes at home. These workshops are designed to stabilize and restore diabetics health by learning how to control their disease and eliminate barriers to their care. Our physicians, nurses and pharmacists use best-practice standards to provide treatment that improves patients’ quality of life.
The UMC Diabetes Program is certified by the American Diabetes Association and meets national standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.