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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 leadership.

Inpatient Diabetes Clinical Resource Team:

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