Support Programs

Diabetes Support Group

Do you have diabetes? Or know a friend or family member who as been diagnosed? The Diabetes Treatment Center offers a free support group with important educational information and ongoing support. Join us for our monthly diabetes support group, led by experienced clinicians

  • New speakers every month
  • Latest diabetes news
  • Health and wellness support
  • Opportunity to ask questions to our diabetes specialists

Each meeting includes a diabetic friendly recipe by registered dietician, Margarete Carneiro. We meet every first Tuesday of the month (except January and July). Call us to get your address on our monthly mailing list!

Location: Loma Linda Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11135 Mountain View Avenue, Loma Linda . To learn more, please call (909) 558-3022, and speak with Diane.

Grupo Hispano de Apoyo para la Diabetes

El Centro de Tratamiento para Diabetes empezar a ofrecer un grupo de apoyo gratis conducido enteramente en Espaol. Importante informacin educacional y apoyo continuo para las personas que tienen o conocen a alguien con diabetes. Marca t calendario el primer Jueves de cada mes, de 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lugar: Iglesia Hispana Adventista del Sptimo Da de Loma Linda, 11135 Mountain View Avenue, Loma Linda. Para ms informacin, porfavor llam al (909) 558-3022 y hable con Leonor.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Glucose monitoring with up-to-date technology to fine tune insulin dosing and improve blood glucose.

Pre Diabetes DPP

This program designed for people with prediabetes. It is also designed for people who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes and want to lower their risk, lose weight and adopt a better lifestyle. The program helps participants achieve moderate weight loss by eating well and being active.

Additional Information

Target Blood Sugar Ranges

Blood sugar changes every 5-10 minutes. The only way to know blood sugar numbers is to test. Food, medications, exercise, and stress all affect the blood sugar. Some of the symptoms of high blood sugar and low blood sugar are the same. Please see the table below for the target blood sugar recommendations that vary by organization.

Organization

Before meals

Two hours after meals

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

110 mg/dL or less

140 mg/dL or less

American Diabetes Association

90-130 mg/dL

180 mg/dL or less

The Diabetes Treatment Center recommends the following for our patients:

Before meals 80-120 mg/dL

Two hours after meals 100-140 mg/dL

We base these target ranges on the findings of numerous research studies that show the benefits of good blood sugar control.

Test tubes

Low blood sugar

Low blood sugar is also known as hypoglycemia or insulin reaction. This may happen when there is too much insulin in the blood or too little glucose (sugar). Low blood sugar is brought on by:

  • Not eating enough or not eating a balanced meal
  • Not eating meals regularly or on time
  • Excessive exercise
  • Taking too much diabetes medication or insulin

High blood sugar

Persons with diabetes can become very ill and even go into a coma if their blood sugar is too high. High blood sugar is bought on by:

  • Undiagnosed/untreated diabetes
  • Eating too much
  • Failure to take insulin or not taking enough
  • Illness, fever
  • Infection
  • Emotional stress

Research Studies

The Diabetes Treatment Center actively conducts research to develop more effective techniques to understand, treat, and prevent diabetes.

Research participation

From time to time, patients may be asked to be a part of a specific research study. Participation is voluntary and subjects are provided with absolute anonymity. Their decision of whether or not to participate or terminate at any time will not affect present or future medical care.

If you are interested in volunteering for a study, please contact the Diabetes Treatment Center at (909) 558-3022.

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Financial Information

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Support Groups

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