Almost 17 million people have diabetes.
Learning to manage diabetes requires making informed choices. Community Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center provides the most current information to help people make choices that lead to a healthier life with fewer complications from diabetes.Did you know:7.5% of the U.S. population has diabetes.Every week 15,000 people learn they have diabetes.Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S.Diabetes has an annual mortality rate of 54,00050% of patients with diabetes are over the age of 54.Diabetes in ColoradoApproximately 5% of adults in Colorado have diabetes—that’s 247,300 people.Diabetes is increasing rapidly in children.Certain racial and ethnic groups suffer from diabetes and its complications more than others. African-American and Latino Coloradans experience higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts.
Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Diabetes Center of Excellence Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Diabetes Education Diabetes Education Network
- Community Hospital offers a free monthly class, with a variety of topics, for those living with diabetes. Call today for the next available class, (970) 263-2664. Diabetes Basic Skills
- Join us for any of the weekly classes that will help you develop & practice basic skills for dealing with diabetes. Physician referral and pre-registration is required. There is a class fee. Please call (970) 263-2664 for more information.Diabetes Counts
- A support, awareness and mentoring group created to support persons with Type 1 Diabetes of any age and their families. For more information, visit us on Facebook.com/DiabetesCounts