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Our team is dedicated to helping you manage -- or prevent -- diabetes. We focus on:

  • Providing personalized care
  • Teaching practical skills so you can control and manage your diabetes
  • Interactive learning, with classes led by our experienced, certified diabetes educators

The Joint CommissionCommunity Hospital was one of the first California hospitals to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for advanced inpatient diabetes care. The certification recognizes exceptional efforts to provide diabetes education for staff and patients and their families; monitor blood glucose and treat abnormally high or low levels; and collect related data.

Our outpatient program is certified as a Recognized Diabetes Education Program by the American Diabetes Association. Because of that recognition, Medicare and most insurance companies pay for education for those diagnosed with diabetes.

Program components include:

Diabetes Basics Program

This program provides education in diabetes self-management for individuals and families with diabetes. Classes and appointments are scheduled based on individual needs. Doctor's referral is required.

Insulin Pump Program

This program is available for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are interested in using an insulin pump, or are currently using one. Doctor's referral is required.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

A glucose monitoring system gathers in-depth blood sugar information for three consecutive days, facilitating the management of diabetes. Doctor's referral is required.

Your diabetes team

Doctor – Your own doctor will continue to oversee your care as you work with the diabetes team at Community Hospital.

Registered nurse – Teaches self-management skills needed to reach your ideal glucose goals.

Registered dietitian – Teaches how food affects blood glucose levels and provides nutrition therapy to help you reach your health goals.

Social worker – Available to help you identify community resources and other assistance.

Weight-loss surgery

Morbid obesity puts a person at risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, and depression. If you meet certain requirements and all your attempts at serious weight reduction have failed, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, which can help you lose weight, be more active, and regain your health.

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2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Bldg. D, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-7220

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