A Team Approach
5Managing your diabetes journey
More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. Finding out you have diabetes can be scary and managing it can be complex. At RiverStone Health we take a team approach to help you manage your diabetes.
- Have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes
- Are newly diagnosed with diabetes
- Have trouble controlling your diabetes
- Have high cholesterol or high blood pressure
- Want to learn more about managing diabetes
Having diabetes increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, influenza, and pneumonia. It can also lead to complications such as blindness and amputations.
Once diagnosed, consider life with diabetes a journey. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits is key to managing diabetes and reducing the risk of complications.
Be sure to make quarterly appointments with your healthcare provider to discuss and make adjustments in your diabetes self-management plan as needed. Your diabetes team can help, but the success of day-to-day diabetes care is up to you.
Talk to your healthcare provider for a referral to the diabetes instructor or call 406.247.3350 to make an appointment.
RiverStone Health Diabetes Services
123 South 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm