Your Life, Well-Lived
You’ll always be more than your diabetes diagnosis. That’s why, at AdventHealth Tampa, we take a whole-person approach to diabetes care. That means getting to know you, so that we can care for your body, while also looking after your mind and spirit.
You will receive some of the best diabetes care at AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa. Our team of diabetes experts, endocrinologists, and diabetes education specialists is dedicated to helping you live well in every way, offering comprehensive diabetes education resources, leading diabetes treatments, and more.
The Diabetes Care You Need
- Understand Your Risk for Diabetes
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, nearly 25% of them don't know it. In addition, more than 80-million people in America have prediabetes, which if left untreated, often leads to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. That’s why we put diabetes education at the heart of our approach to diabetes care at AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa. The more you know, the healthier you can live.
A primary care physician or endocrinologist can diagnose diabetes by checking the levels of sugar in the blood. If you have the symptoms of diabetes or are pregnant, you should ask your doctor about testing. Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Frequent urination
- Feeling very thirsty and/or very hungry
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet
- Manage Your Diabetes With Whole-Person Care
While there is no cure for diabetes, it is manageable, meaning that people with diabetes can learn to make adjustments to their lifestyle to lessen the impact of the disease. These include medications, exercise, nutrition, and testing.
The Education Center at AdventHealth Tampa offers valuable resources for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Our team includes experienced and highly qualified educators with diverse specialties in weight management, exercise, nutrition, and diabetes education.
Individual and group classes are available on the following topics:
- Diabetes Self-Management
- Gestational Diabetes
- Weight Management
- Insulin Pump Training
- Glucose Monitoring
- Basic Carbohydrate Counting
- Weight Management and exercise
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
Together, all of these services are seamlessly interwoven to form the whole-person approach to diabetes care that we believe in, and that will care for all of you, with genuine compassion and solid expertise. Get started today by calling us at 813-615-7795.
When You Need It
We're Your Partners in Care
Combining the needs of real life with the needs of advanced care 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.