The Diabetes Center at Norman Regional offers a variety of programs designed to help patients manage their diabetes. Classes, counseling, insulin pump training and support groups help those with diabetes or those at risk learn to cope with this serious condition. Certified by the American Diabetes Association, the Diabetes Center’s goal is to empower patients through increased knowledge and understanding.
Norman Regional Health System's Outpatient Diabetes Center is an American Diabetes Association certified Center of Excellence. The American Diabetes Association recognized Norman Regional's outpatient program for its high-quality diabetes self-management education program, an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The Association's Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education Programs.
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Goals of Blood Glucose Control
Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)
The following symptoms may indicate hypoglycemia or low blood glucose:
If you have one or more of these symptoms and your blood glucose is less than 70, consume 15g carbohydrate (1/2 cup orange juice, ½ cup regular soda, 1 cup skim milk) wait 15 to 20 minutes, and then re-check blood glucose. If it is not close to mealtime, have a snack.