What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a problem that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than
normal. This is called hyperglycemia. There are different types of diabetes—type
1, type 2, gestational diabetes. If you have diabetes, your body either
does not make insulin, does not use insulin well, or both.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry even after eating more
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss—even after eating more
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in hands/feet
About Our Program
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes or are helping a loved one,
you have come to the right place. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
(PVHMC) is recognized by the Joint Commission for Advanced Certification
in Inpatient Diabetes Care. Our comprehensive hospital-wide program is
designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes by reducing
variation in practice and implementing evidence-based care. The diabetes
team is prepared to help in taking the necessary steps to manage diabetes
and any health-related conditions. Managing diabetes as early as possible
can help prevent diabetes-related health problems such as kidney disease,
vision loss, heart disease, and stroke.
Our goal is to improve the quality, safety of care, improved outcomes,
and services to help individuals manage diabetes and transition smoothly
from hospital to home. The diabetes care team will provide the tools and
skills needed to succeed in diabetes self-management. We also have outpatient
diabetes classes available upon leaving the hospital. Learn more about
eating healthy, being physically active, monitoring blood sugar levels,
taking medication, problem-solving, reducing the risk for other health
conditions, coping with the emotional side of diabetes, and improving
health and quality of life.
Our Mission & Vision
The mission of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) Diabetes Program
is to provide exceptional glycemic management for every patient with diabetes.
Achieving exceptional glycemic management will be accomplished through
the utilization of evidence-based medicine integrated into Patient Family-Centered Care.
PVHMC will be a regional leader in the care and management of patients
with diabetes. Healthcare providers, patients, and their families will
obtain the most relevant and pertinent knowledge to improve the quality
of diabetes care provided and received.
The Inpatient Diabetes Program establishes structure and processes for
house-wide management of inpatients with a history of or new onset of
diabetes. Effective performance improvement activities are developed with
a focus on program mission, vision, care outcomes and goals. Performance
and opportunities for improvement are communicated to designated oversight
Inpatient Diabetes Clinical Resource Team: