At risk for diabetes, she put her feet down
Linen’s journey started a couple of years ago. After a neck injury in 2010 sidelined her, she put on weight. She couldn’t exercise because of the pain. She was up to 236 pounds when her physician advised her that her lifestyle had to change.
If you have diabetes, your blood contains too much glucose – a type of sugar. Your pancreas may not make enough insulin to help glucose move from your blood into your cells, or your body may not be able to use insulin well. Although no cure currently exists for diabetes, Tidelands Health can help you with the condition.
As the regional affiliate of MUSC Health, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, we offer a comprehensive array of diabetes treatment and support.
Comprehensive Diabetes Education
Georgetown and Horry counties have higher rates of diabetes than the nation does as a whole. That’s why Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital offer diabetes educational programs that help you achieve your best possible state of health. Our programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association, which means you’ll benefit from highly qualified care team members who advise you on setting and achieving personalized goals. Get guidance about adopting healthy habits, including:
Millions at risk for diabetes but don’t know it
Diabetes is one of the most common and most devastating diseases in America today.
Get Help for Living Well
At Tidelands Health, you and your family can take advantage of:
- Blood-sugar screenings that help identify whether you have diabetes
- Eye care, which assists you in preventing and treating diabetes-related vision problems
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- Heart and vascular care for heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions associated with diabetes
- Our diabetes support group, where you’ll find friendship, support and encouragement
- Podiatry services and wound care for diabetic foot ulcers
- Referrals to local organizations that offer resources for managing diabetes
Award-Winning Care for Diabetic Emergencies
Having too much or too little insulin in your body can lead to a medical emergency. At Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, our treatment of diabetic emergencies earned recognition for our quality outcomes.
Stay Informed About Diabetes
The more you know about diabetes, the better you can care for yourself or a family member who has the condition. Explore our health library to learn about the types of diabetes, diagnostic procedures and treatment options.