Diabetes Program

  • Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes Program
  • Over The Counter Prevention
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Community Outreach
  • Clinical Services
  • Diagnostic Testing Lab
  • Nutrition & Weight Loss
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Treatment

Diabetes Program

What we know about diabetes:

  • An estimated 50 million people (15% of the population) will suffer from diabetes; more than double the current number. This estimation is actually 2 to 3 times higher in Native American populations.
  • More people will die from a diabetes-associated death (622,000) than die from the six top killers combined.
  • Three times more people every year will lose their sight, lose a limb or lose function of their kidneys because of diabetes (70,000, 239,000 and 119,000 respectively).
  • Diabetes will cost America $351 billion (calculated in 2002) indirect medical and indirect societal costs.

Source: Nov. 2005 release of “The Diabetes Epidemic: The Case for Changing Diabetes”, Institute for Alternative Future (IAF).

Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center’s (CCH&WC)

Diabetes Program

The Tribal Diabetes Program exists to be of service to the Cow Creek Tribal Community; Nesika covered employees and affiliated Tribal members.

The focus of the CCH&WC’s Diabetes Program is to provide as much protection as possible from the many complications that can result when diabetes is poorly controlled. Good control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol has been shown to be of tremendous benefit to patients with diabetes and thus, our program is centered around the reduction of these risk factors.

Specific services include:

  • Exercise Prescription & Plan
  • Healthy Mind/Body Connection
  • Foot Care
  • Meal & Snack Planning
  • Home Blood Glucose
  • American Diabetes Standards of Care
  • Diabetes Care Team
  • Eye Care & Exams

Contact:

Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center
541-672-8533