Be Happy and Healthy
Your life is so much bigger than a diabetes diagnosis. That's why, at AdventHealth, we take a whole-person approach to diabetes care. Which means we not only care for your body, but for your mind and spirit, too. We've found that when you combine the scientific with the spiritual, amazing things are possible.
You’ll be in good hands at any of our Sebring, Lake Placid, and Wauchula locations, all formerly part of Florida Hospital Heartland. Our team of dedicated dietitians, exercise specialists, and personal instructors are here to uplift you in every way, providing compassionate, personalized diabetes care that’s been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for its quality. Healthier, happier living is closer than you think.
Every Step of the Way
- Getting Diabetes Under Control Early
If you're at risk for diabetes, you're not alone. There are 84.1-million Americans living with prediabetes today. If you’re among them, let’s work together to shut diabetes out of your life. We'll start by providing you with the information and education you need to make healthier lifestyle choices that will decrease your chances of developing diabetes, and increase your quality of life.
To find out if you're at risk for developing diabetes, we test your blood glucose levels. Screening tests we perform include:
- A1C – A common blood test for diagnosing type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Casual Plasma Glucose Test – Random screening for blood sugar levels
- Fasting Plasma Glucose Test – Requires you to refrain from food or drink for eight hours
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) – We’ll give you glucose and test your levels afterwards
If your test is positive, the diabetes care specialists at AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital Heartland, will work alongside your primary care physician to develop a comprehensive plan of care that's made just for you.
- A Diabetes Management Plan That Works for You
Your condition. Your goals. Your needs. In every way, our whole-person approach to diabetes care revolves around you. From developing personalized lifestyle modifications that are easy for you to follow to providing leading-edge medical devices to make insulin dosing hassle-free and accurate, you can trust that your experience with our team will be thoughtful, comprehensive, and effective.
You’ll be empowered to manage your Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes through excellent education and training. From helping you understand the condition itself, to assisting with meal planning and suggesting easy ways to incorporate more exercise into your day, you can have peace of mind knowing the knowledge you need is always available to you.
And since your loved ones can also be a powerful force in helping you manage your diabetes long-term, we encourage them to take an active role in your journey, too. You're not alone.
- Bringing Breakthrough Diabetes Treatments to You First
You deserve the best diabetes care possible. And we're committed to giving it to you. That’s why our hospitals work closely with the scientists, researchers, and physicians at AdventHealth’s Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. They’re constantly developing the most-effective diabetes treatments and diagnostic techniques, and sharing their findings with us. You can feel good knowing we’re in a position to bring the latest breakthroughs in treatments for diabetes directly to you.
Partners in Care
Combining the needs of real life with the needs of diabetes management isn't always easy. The good news is, you don’t have to do it all on your own. Our multidisciplinary care team is here to guide you to the medical, social, and local resources that can help make living with diabetes easier. Trust us to help you feel more confident, more in control, and more empowered in your care.