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Wayne General Hospital offers resources that educate patrons on health issues such Diabetes maintenance and much more.

Diabetes Management Program

Diabetes is a life long disease. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin very well. Diabetes can be controlled by balancing medications, foods, and physical activity. Many people in the United States are affected by diabetes. Some people have been diagnosed by their physicians, others have not. Public knowledge about diabetes is limited. Diabetes can cause long-term complications to the eyes, kidneys, heart, nervous system and circulatory system.

Types of Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes - People with Type 1 diabetes must inject insulin every day to live. Their bodies make little or no insulin. These people usually find out they have diabetes when they are children or young adults.

Type 2 Diabetes - Is usually diagnosed after age 30 or 40. Their body is able to produce some insulin but the body cannot use it well.

Warning Signs and Symptoms

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Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia):

  • extreme thirst
  • frequent urination
  • dry skin
  • hunger
  • blurred vision
  • drowsiness
  • nausea

Signs and Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia):

  • shaking
  • fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • anxious
  • dizziness
  • hunger
  • impaired vision
  • weakness/fatigue
  • headache
  • irritability

Taking Charge of Your Life.

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Diabetes can cause health problems over time. Complications can be decreased or prevented with proper management. You can do a lot to control your diabetes and take charge of your life. You can learn to make choices that can help you feel well day-to-day and protect your health.

Diabetes Management Program

Wayne General Hospital offers resources that educate patrons on health issues such Diabetes maintenance and much more.

At Wayne General Hospital we offer a program to teach you more about your diabetes and how to manage your diabetes. Individual teaching sessions and group sessions will allow you the opportunity to learn more about diabetes.

Participation

Helping people diagnosed with diabetes to understand and learn more about the disease is the purpose for the program. Family/significant others are also encouraged to participate as part of the care team.

Available Services

  • Information About Diabetes
  • Acute Complications (Low Blood Sugar-High Blood Sugar)
  • Nutritional Management
  • Information About Medications
  • Self Monitoring
  • Sick Day Management
  • Chronic Complications of Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Support Group

To find out more about how you can participate contact:

Kay Jones MSN,RN,CDE,BC

Program Coordinator

Diabetes Management Program

950 Matthew Drive

Waynesboro, MS 39367

(601)735-7146

Additional Links

Additional links are provided to help you research and educate yourself on particular health issues. In no way is it meant to take the place of your physician, their decisions, treatments or etc. Always consult your physician regarding any health issues you may have. If this is an emergency call your doctor or 911 immediately.