If you have diabetes, you are not alone. In Fayette County, 13.8% of our population has diabetes - a figure that's well above the state and national averages.
There is, however, good news.
First, the effects of diabetes usually can be controlled through changes in your lifestyle. It has been proven that changes in your diet and exercise program can greatly reduce the risks of diabetes and add years to your life.
The other good news is this: It is now easier than ever to get help in managing your diabetes, thanks to the Diabetes Center at Uniontown Hospital.
At Uniontown Hospital, we recognize that diabetes has a huge effect on the health of our community. Patients with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease, renal disease, blindness and complications that often result in amputations.
To improve the health of our community, and the quality of life of our patients with diabetes, we have established a convenient, full-service Diabetes Center - one of the few comprehensive centers of its kind in our region.Learn to Control Your Diabetes - Before It Controls You
Education and behavior modification are your best weapons in the fight against diabetes. The Diabetes Center at Uniontown Hospital offers intensive self-management classes that give you in-depth instructions on what you can do to control your disease.
Through our educational sessions, you can learn how to take a positive approach to diabetes. Best of all, if you use what you learn, you could delay the serious complications of diabetes for fifteen years. And you could increase your lifespan by five years.
The Diabetes Center at Uniontown Hospital offers the most comprehensive educational program in Fayette County. As a participant, your first class is a one-hour, one-on-one meeting. Then each week, you may take a two- or three-hour class, covering the following subjects:
At the Diabetes Center at Uniontown Hospital, we offer more than educational programs. We also have one of the most comprehensive staffs of any diabetes center in the area.
We have diabetes educators, dietitians, physical therapists, a pharmacist and a therapeutic counselor for stress management.
As you can see, our Diabetes Center puts all the help you need to manage your diabetes under one roof. Plus, our center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association, so you can have complete confidence in the care you receive here.Stop Wrestling with Your Diabetes;
If you'd like to take advantage of the excellent resources at the Diabetes Center, ask your physician for a referral. A referral is required for all services offered.
For additional information about Diabetes and to learn how to control its symptoms, go to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) website.
To schedule your first visit to the Diabetes Center, please call (724) 430-5971.Insurance
The Diabetes Center accepts most insurance plans. In addition, most insurance plans cover our intensive self-management classes.
The Diabetes Center is conveniently located across the street from Uniontown Hospital at the Medical Pavilion, Suite 100, Woodlawn Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401. You can reach us at (724) 430-5971.Hours
The new Diabetes Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM - 4 PM.