Diabetes Care

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Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by high levels of sugar in your blood. The most common diabetes is type 2-diabetes, usually found in adults. Early symptoms of type 2-diabetes are usually subtle and can seem harmless.

Possible signs include:

  • Increased thirst or frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
  • Tingling hands and feet
  • Red, swollen, and tender gums

Through our Outpatient Center, The Loretto Hospital offers comprehensive individualized diabetes clinic which includes: primary care, diabetes education, medication management, and nutrition management through our certfied diabetes nurse clinician.

For more information about our Diabetes Clinic, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Outpatient Center at (773) 854-5475. To learn more about our plant-based nutrition program, and Diabetes Education Program, contact Certified Diabetes Educator Nancy Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CDE at 773-854-5218.