About Your Care and Condition
Diabetes is a chronic condition. Yet, with self-care and proper medical care, diabetes can be successfully treated and managed. Self-care includes healthy eating, being physically active, taking medications and monitoring your health. If improperly managed, diabetes can contribute to heart disease, stroke, amputation and nerve damage.
Spectrum Health has worked with other local health care systems to establish the West Michigan Hospital Diabetes-Glycemic Management Collaborative to improve, measure and promote evidence-based practices for inpatient treatment. We also offer diabetes education services to teach people how to manage diabetes on a day-to-day basis.