Currently Reid and registered dietitian Ann Watts are both certified insulin pump trainers and can start people on insulin pumps, with a doctors referral.
The center also offers a continuous blood glucose monitoring for diagnostic purposes, over the course of three days. The monitor records the blood sugar levels and after three days the client comes back to the office, the information is printed out and the client can see what their levels are during the times they do not typically test.'
"We can look at that report and we can see 'Oh, it looks like every morning at 4 a.m. you're dropping your blood sugar. It can be the reason why X, Y, Z happens,'" Reid explained. "It's kind of a nice thing we offer."
The DEC also provides assistance to women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and how to manage it during the course of the pregnancy.
If interested in joining the Diabetes Self Management Education course, contact the DEC at 562-7326. A referral from a physician or primary care provider is required.
The center also has a Diabetes Support Group, which meets the third Tuesday of each month at CVPH. For more information about the support group, contact William McCall at 562-7325.