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Diabetes Care to Help You

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.

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The Latest on Diets, Drugs and Devices

Managing Your Diabetes

Join us for a discussion on the latest recommendations from the American Diabetes Association for a healthy diet, new drug treatment options to control blood sugar and reduce risk for heart and kidney disease, and using devices to monitor diabetes.

Discover educational classes to support your wellness goals

Take Your Health into Your Own Hands

Education is an important component for individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes and other chronic diseases as they strive to regain their health. At AdventHealth Diabetes Center Sebring we offer valuable resources to patients and families, helping you overcome obstacles to achieve improved well-being. Our team includes experienced and highly qualified educators with diverse specialties in diabetes education and nutrition counseling.

Putting You First

Every Step of the Way

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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.

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Take Control of Your Health

Diabetes Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. Get the expert guidance and support you need to manage your diabetes and live a happier, healthier life.

From Diabetes Diagnosis to Life-Long Management

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.

AdventHealth Diabetes Center Sebring