Inpatient Diabetes Services
The Hospital is your ultimate safety net. When you are in a health crisis
and need hospitalization, our specialized, professional staff is ready
to support your diabetes care.
Washington Hospital has several inpatient certified diabetes educators
(registered nurses and registered dietitians) who have the know-how to
make the diabetes difference. We work in conjunction with your multidisciplinary
team under the guidance of your physician. Other members may include:
- Specialists (endocrinologists, cardiologists, internists, neurologists,
surgeons, obstetricians, nephrologists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists,
to name a few)
- Medical social workers
- Physical/occupational/speech therapists
- Wound care specialists
- Discharge planners
We provide diabetes education that meets national standards of care and
follows the BASICS program utilized in our outpatient program. We focus
on "survival skills" (basic nutrition information, when to call
the doctor, target blood glucose values, how to detect/prevent/treat low
and high glucose, and other self-care behaviors aimed at preventing complications).
When diabetes goes wrong or your health condition warrants hospitalization,
we are here to help you.