Southwest General Hospital’s Diabetes Service Line was the first in Texas to receive a Certificate of Distinction for Inpatient Diabetes Care from the Joint Commission. This certification means that Southwest General Hospital provides patients with diabetes an opportunity to experience better outcomes because of glycemic management during their hospitalization.
There may come a time when you have to be admitted to the hospital due to diabetes or a complication of the disease. Our diabetes care team will work with your doctor to provide high-quality healthcare and to help achieve successful treatment. We also have specialized tools to maintain tight blood sugar control during hospitalization such as the Glucommander.
Our diabetes care center also offers a comprehensive outpatient program designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to live a better life with diabetes. Topics covered in the outpatient program include medication management, diet and nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, exercise and stress management.
Insulin Pump Therapy
Many people need insulin pump therapy to control their diabetes. Scientific studies have concluded that this therapy can prevent diabetes complications, allowing patients to enjoy variety in meals, energy for exercise, and enhanced daily life. The insulin pump therapy programs we offer provide support, information and the training you need for safe and successful insulin pump use.