If you have diabetes, it’s important to work with your health care providers to stay on top of your health.
“With proactive lifestyle measures, regular health care and medication, you can limit complications from diabetes and live a long and healthy life,” said Christine Fisher, M.S.N, R.N., C.D.E., inpatient diabetes educator with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “You’ll need to keep your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control.”
The following steps can help you stay healthy:
- Follow a meal plan developed with your doctor or dietitian and exercise for at least 30 minutes most days,
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight,
- Take medicine as prescribed,
- Don’t smoke,
- Visit an eye-care professional yearly for a complete eye exam,
- See your dentist twice a year for exams and cleanings. Brush and floss every day
- Keep feet clean and dry; check for sores, blisters or problems every day; and treat cuts immediately.
To schedule an appointment online with a primary care physician, visit houstonmethodist.org/pcg/southwest or call 713-441-7265.
Diabetes education seminar
If you think you might have or are at risk for diabetes, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourages you to attend a diabetes education seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center. Topics of discussion will be identifying risks, methods of diagnosis, type 1 versus type 2 diabetes, and living with diabetes. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit events.houstonmethodist.org/diabetes-sl or call 281-274-7500.
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honored
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been named one of America’s top 100 community hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national trade publication.
Becker’s Hospital Review compiles an annual list of leading community hospitals using data from a wide range of outside ranking and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars.
The compilation recognizes hospitals that have achieved outstanding clinical quality and operational excellence while having a significant economic impact on their local communities.
“This honor is special because it incorporates such a broad array of input from some of the nation’s most respected health care organizations,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “To be included, a hospital must demonstrate excellence across a wide range of metrics and be a leader in the marketplace. This recognition is truly a testament to the commitment and dedication of our physicians, nurses and hospital staff and the work they do every day on behalf of our patients and our community.”
Houston Methodist Sugar Land is one of just five Texas hospitals named to the 2018 list, and the only hospital in Fort Bend County to be honored.
“We are proud to call Sugar Land our home and we are committed to continuing to advance both the quality and breadth of our health care offerings for the people of Fort Bend and surrounding areas,” said Siebenaler.
For more information about Houston Methodist Sugar Land, go to houstonmethodist.org/sugarland or call 281-274-7000.