According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans or 9.3% of the population had diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
The key to staying healthy is to know how to take care of yourself. LRGHealthcare offers inpatient, outpatient and wellness services for patients with diabetes. We work closely with you and your primary care provider to create an individualized plan that is right for you.
We can teach you:
- how to test your blood
- what to eat
- how to take your pills or insulin
- ways to avoid highs and lows
- how to stay physically active
- what to do if you get sick
Dr. Barrett L. Chapin, MD, FACP, FACE. sees patients diagnosed with diabetes. Talk with your primary care provider to learn whether an appointment with the endocrine specialist is recommended.
Insulin Pump Therapy
An insulin pump is a small device that is worn externally and delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs. Talk with your primary care provider or endocrine specialist to determine if the pump may be the right therapy for you.