Educators assist patients by reviewing their day-to-day management to help identify key areas to focus on improving. Key areas may include: healthy coping, healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, and reducing risks.
Educators assist patients by developing lifestyle changing plans to prolong a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
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A Registered Dietitian assists patients in the treatment of a disease or condition through the modification of nutrient or whole-food intake. Conditions may include, but not limited to: diabetes, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart failure, celiac disease, chronic kidney disease.
It is recommended for patients with diabetes to have annual dilated eye exams. Annual exams help identify and/or treat eye problems early. The SLHC provides an eye clinic for patients with diabetes that are completed by an Optometrist. Appointments consist of basic visual acuity testing, a full eye exam, and eye imaging. Patients receive a copy of eye prescriptions.
It is important to note that high blood sugar or high blood pressure over time can cause damage to the eyes. In some cases, this can lead to vision loss; therefore, it’s important to stay current with exams.
Eye imaging is a simple and non-invasive procedure that does not require the use of dilating drops or any other preparation for patients with diabetes. It can be completed for patients with diabetes who have been unable to make their yearly visit to the eye doctor. The imaging program allows the monitoring of eye health and the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy as early as possible.
Online Appointment Requests
Online appointment requests must be submitted two weeks prior to the appointment date your are requesting. Appointment requests are collected once daily, Monday through Friday. If you need to schedule an appointment sooner please call (701)766-1600, and if this is an emergency dial 911.