Diabetes, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, and heart disease are serious illnesses suffered by many in our community. Our goal at RCMS is to help our patients manage and control these diseases so that they are able to lead healthier and more active lives.
The Diabetic and Hypertension Collaboratives at RCMS offer our patients a team approach to managing their illnesses. Almost always, the treatment offered combines diet changes, weight control, regular physical activity and medication. Our medical providers, nurse educators and an exercise/fitness consultant work with you to achieve the goals necessary for you to manage your disease and lead a healthier lifestyle.
For more information, talk to your medical provider at RCMS.
When you have diabetes, it is important that you get the care you need. That care can reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications and help you live a full and productive life. RCMS is here to work with you to develop your diabetes treatment plan so that you can achieve success.
The Diabetes Team at RCMS includes your primary healthcare provider and a Registered Nurse case manager who can provide referrals to specialists such as a podiatrist, ophthalmologist, and fitness consultant.
You are not alone when it comes to your diabetes care. The RCMS Diabetes Team is here to answer your questions, support you, and help inspire you to take charge of your diabetes, so that you can set and achieve goals and live a healthy and active life.
RCMS offers has a free, fun and healthy support group to revitalize and support your lifestyle changes known at the Healthy Habits program.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects over 50 million people in the United States, and yet one-third of those with hypertension are unaware that they have it. Because hypertension of ten has no initial symptoms, it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.
If you are diagnosed with hypertension, the RCMS Hypertension Team, consisting of your medical provider, Registered Nurse educators and a fitness consultant, will work with you in managing your high blood pressure through a treatment approach that includes exercise, diet and lifestyle changes.
When your blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to
be diagnosed as diabetes, you could have pre-diabetes - a condition that affects an estimated 57 million Americans, or 1 in every 4 adults.
In many cases, following a healthy diet and losing weight can help reverse pre-diabetes and prevent it from developing into Type 2 diabetes. If you have pre-diabetes, the RCMS Diabetes Team will work with you to develop a personal healthy eating and activity plan.