Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is more common in children but can occur at any age. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, a hormone that helps the body use sugar for energy. People with type 1 diabetes must inject insulin the rest of their lives.

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Type 2 diabetes

This is the most common type of diabetes in older adults, though it is on the rise in children. With type 2 diabetes, cells resist insulin and glucose. The pancreas, which produces insulin, tries to overcome the resistance by producing more insulin. Eventually, the pancreas is no longer able to produce a sufficient amount. Type 2 diabetes can be managed through diet changes, increased physical activity, and medication.

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Our Outpatient Diabetes Program offers Diabetes Self-Management Therapy, a 10-hour class series for people and families who live with diabetes. Learn diabetes basics and day-to-day skills:

  • Healthy diet for people with diabetes
  • Role of blood glucose monitoring
  • Modified diet for people with complications such as renal or heart disease
  • Preventing complications of diabetes
  • Diabetes medications

Doctor’s referral is required for insurance reimbursement

In addition to our Diabetes Self-Management Therapy class series, these services are recommended for insulin-dependent patients:

  • Insulin Pump Program
    This program is available for people interested in using an insulin pump. Doctor’s referral is required
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor (CGMS)
    This system gathers in-depth glucose information for three consecutive days, to help management of diabetes. Doctor’s referral is required

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Contact us

Outpatient Diabetes Program
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Building D, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-7220

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Our outpatient diabetes team --- doctors and certified diabetes educators --- support you in your journey to manage your diabetes and prevent the serious health problems that can come with it. We offer group classes and one-on-one appointments, depending on your needs. We can also provide this education in Spanish and other languages.

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