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11/5/2019

Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group brings Awareness to Diabetes


HSHS Good Shepherd and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group bringing awareness to diabetes during the month of November.

Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group, physicians, advanced practice clinicians, dieticians and certified diabetic educators provide services to the HSHS Good Shepherd Specialty Clinic via telehealth twice a month for patients who have diabetes in the Shelbyville community.

There are very few centers in the world that are 100 percent devoted to diabetes research and Joslin is one of them.

“Education is power over diabetes. When patients truly understand their condition, they can prevent many of its complications,” said Melissa Schutz, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, CHWC (Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator).

If you are having any of the following symptoms, please make an appointment with your primary care doctor:
 
  • being very thirsty
  • frequent urination
  • weight loss
  • increased hunger
  • blurry vision
  • extreme unexplained fatigue
 
  • irritability
  • tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • frequent skin, bladder or gum infections
  • wounds that don’t heal

For more information, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org/Patients-and-Guests/Visiting-Specialist-Clinic-Schedule.

Source: www.joslin.org/
 
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About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.   

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org
 
 


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Cell: (314) 307-9214
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