Diabetes Health Center

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission
Our mission is to help prevent and reduce the incidence of acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes by providing culturally competent Diabetes Self-Management Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy to residents of the greater Pajaro Valley area.

General Information
Diabetes is often considered a silent killer.  It is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and amputations, as well as the leading contributor to heart attacks and strokes.  In 2011, it was estimated that 25.8 million people living in the United States had diabetes, approximately 8.3 percent of the population.  In California, there are an estimated 3.7 million people with the disease, meaning that more than 1 out of 7 adults Californians has diabetes. From 1998 to 2007, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in California rose from 5.5 to 7.6 percent, representing a 38 percent increase in one decade.

Studies show that staying within one's target blood glucose range, even half the time, can result in both immediate and long-term benefits.

The Diabetes Health Center Management Program is a multi-disciplinary program designed to meet the unique needs our diverse population and those affected with diabetes in our community. This program will provide clients and their families with the tools needed for diabetes self-management. Proper self-management of diabetes leads to reduced complications, develops coping skills for living with diabetes and improves the quality of life for persons with diabetes.

New patients: download registration form prior to your appointment.

Pacientes nuevos: descargue la forma de registración antes de ir a su cita.

Diabetes Health Center
85 Nielson Street Suite 201
Watsonville, CA95076

Phone (831) 763-6445
Fax (831) 724-0877

Office hours:
Monday – Friday,           
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.