Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
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Program Topics

Definitions and Treatment
What having diabetes means, the different types and how each type is treated.

Nutritional Counseling
A registered dietitian will explain the importance of meal planning .

Monitoring Tools
Current tools and techniques available, including the importance of blood tests.

Explanation of Medications
The various medication therapy options, drug action and interaction, and injection techniques.

Importance of Exercise
How a regular exercise program can aid in weight reduction, blood sugar control and prevention of complications.

Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
The difference between high and low blood sugar, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of each and the most current treatments for both.

Psychological Impact
A brief discussion on the physchological impact of living with diabetes, needs, and feelings.

Warning signs that could lead to further complications and what to do if they develop.

Controllable Lifestyle
How to work diabetes care into your individual lifestyle.

Bi-monthly Lectures
From health professionals who provide the latest information on a variety of topics.

What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy that is needed for daily life. There is no known cause of diabetes, although it is known that genetics and factors such as obesity play a role.

What are the different types?

  • Type 1 diabetes
    The cells that produce insulin are destroyed. Between 5 and 10% of all Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes
    Occurs when there is insulin resistance and/or lack of insulin produced. Most Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
  • Gestational diabetes
    Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women and affects about 4% of all pregnant women - about 135,000 cases in the United States per year.
  • Pre-diabetes
    This condition occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not quite high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. There are 41 million Americans who have pre-diabetes, in addition to the 18.2 million people who currently have diabetes.


Healing Arts Pavilion
Imaging Centers
Immediate Care New Lenox
Immediate Care Plainfield
Plainfield Healing Arts Pavilion
Physical Therapy Services
Senior Health Pavilion Romeoville
Sleep Disorder Center
Wound Care Center

Medical Services

Alliance Health
Balloon Sinuplasty
Behavioral Health
Presence Cancer Care
Cardiovascular and Heart Care
Children's Emergency Department
Clinical Research Trials at PSJMC
Diabetes and Nutrition Education
EICU - enhanced ICU
Emergency Services
Family Birthing Suites
Gastrointestinal Services
Healing Arts Pavilion
Presence Home Care and Hospice
Imaging Services
Interventional Radiology
Long Term Care
Neuroscience Institute
Orthopedic Services
Pediatric Services
Pulmonary Services
Rehabilitation - Inpatient
Rehabilitation - Outpatient
Senior Spirit
Presence Sleep Care
Support Groups
Weight Loss Surgery
Women and Children Services
Wound Care Center

Patient & Visitor Information

Accepted Insurance Providers
Advance Directives
Area Information
Cafeteria Menu/Hours
Contact Information
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance and Clearance
Gift Shop
Language Assistance
Maps & Directions
Medical and Vital Records
Medical Library
MRSA Prevention
Nurse Staffing Information for Patients
Parking Information
Patient Email
Patient Family Advisory Committee
Patient Health Portals
Patient Privacy Overview
Patient Questions & Concerns
Patient Stories
Room Service Dining
Spiritual Care
Visiting Hours
Will County Emergency Cooling & Warming Centers

About Us

Map of 1st Floor
Board of Directors
Commitment to our Communities
Community Outreach
Community Partners
Contact Information
Conference Center Facilities
Flu Information
Hospital Report Card Act
Mission Vision and Values
Patient Stories
Physicians Only
Virtual Tours