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Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Nearly 8 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, and this number is growing dramatically every year.
Diabetes is a challenging disease to live with, and we understand the struggles that persons with diabetes face every day. To help ease this burden, Martha Jefferson Hospital has developed a comprehensive Diabetes Education program that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education.
The goals of our programs are to:
We encourage people with the following to attend our educational programs: