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Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high. It can lead to a variety of health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease and eye problems. The two most common types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2, each having a different cause.

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Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass)

… 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 pounds for women) BMI of 35 or higher along with a health condition such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea Types of bariatric surgery  At LVHN, our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to …

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

… Visual and hearing concerns We also work with your child’s pediatrician to identify delays related to: Cerebral palsy Diabetes Epilepsy Genetic disorders Premature birth Spina bifida Identifying ADHD or learning disorders like dyslexia If your …

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program … Team approach to caring for pregnancy diabetes Caring for gestational diabetes requires a team of experts who work together to provide the right kind of care at crucial moments in your pregnancy. …

Heart Institute Support Services

… Experts in weight loss and weight management can help you lose weight and make lifestyle changes to live healthier. Diabetes support: Our certified diabetes educators provide nutrition counseling, insulin training and disease awareness. Learn more about diabetes care . Support groups: Connect with other people in support groups who understand what it’s like to live with your …

Medical Weight Management

… develops a customized plan that fits your lifestyle. Obesity is a disease associated with many health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Losing excess weight not only helps you feel better but also lowers the risks associated …

OPTIFAST® Program

… who participate in the program typically lose about 50 pounds and lower their risk of weight-related conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol. … At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we offer an OPTIFAST® program called “Change Your Weigh”. You can lose weight and lower your risk for conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. This comprehensive, medically supervised weight-loss program includes meal replacement, …

Patient-Centered Medical Home

… – they will anticipate your needs and take actions based on your illness(es). For example, we know our patients with diabetes will require eye exams. Rather than waiting for patients to make an appointment, our team updates the medical record …

Pediatric Endocrinology

… care over the long term, so you and your child can manage an endocrine condition while living fully. Comprehensive diabetes program Our children's diabetes program takes a family-centered approach to managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children of all ages. The program earned accreditation from The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) …

Weight Loss Support

… conditions, so you can live a healthy life. Our experts work with you to help you manage or resolve conditions including: Diabetes : Our services include medical care, classes in self-management and follow-up education. Sleep disorders: If you … during your weight-loss journey at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). From support groups to help with conditions like diabetes to preparing for life after weight loss, you’ll find the resources and guidance you need. …

Well-Child Visits and Physical Exams

… is growing properly – and have healthy eating and nutrition habits that won’t lead to obesity, which can be a pathway to diabetes Encourage your child and provider to develop a trusting, long-term relationship Build your child’s medical history, …