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A diagnosis of diabetes can change your life—but it doesn't have to diminish the quality. By combining your doctor's treatment plan with some basic knowledge and a few new skills, it's possible to keep diabetes under control and minimize your risk of complications.
A serious medical condition, diabetes can affect multiple parts of the body, especially the cardiovascular system, eyes, kidneys and feet. Yet with education, training and access to expert medical care, people with diabetes can control their condition and live a healthier lifestyle.
Baylor Dallas Ruth Collins Diabetes Center officers comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical services often needed by people with diabetes. By choosing Baylor, patients have the convenience of receiving all the health care services they need through a single source. Baylor's focus is on education, prevention and screening to help prevent diabetes complications from occurring.
The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center at Mesquite and the Baylor Senior Health Center at Mesquite have been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*.
Our programs help individuals of all ages learn how to successfully manage diabetes and prevent complications.
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Diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million people in the Unites States, 90-95 percent of which have type 2 diabetes. While diabetes is a chronic condition that has no known cure, it is a very manageable condition. With diabetes self-management training and a diabetes treatment plan, a full, active and happy life is achievable. Want to find out how to manage your diabetes? Hear from Kim Dickson, RD, certified diabetes educator at Ruth Collins Diabetes Center, in this Good Morning Texas segment.
Diabetes is a complex disease. Watch this video to understand what happens in the body to cause diabetes, why insulin is important, how medication can help your body manage diabetes, and why it's important to seek treatment and self-management education.
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