Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) condition which requires individualized medical care and self-care education by a diabetes care team to control blood glucose and avoid serious long-term health problems. By working with a diabetes care team you can lean to make daily decisions to manage your blood glucose levels and live a healthy life with diabetes.
Treatment of Diabetes in Burlington, Vermont
There is no cure for diabetes, but there are many treatments available which allow people with diabetes lead long and healthy lives. It is important to work with your diabetes care team to develop and individual diabetes treatment and self-care plan.
Keeping your blood glucose in target range is the key to successful diabetes control and living well with diabetes. Blood glucose levels are controlled by lifestyle modifications, and if needed diabetes medications including insulin. Your diabetes care team will determine your blood glucose target range.
Setting goals for Self-Care Behaviors can help you successfully self-manage your diabetes and reduce your risk of complications. Our Certified Diabetes Educators focus on the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors for staying healthy and living well with diabetes:
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Taking Medication
- Reducing Risks of Complications
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping