An American Diabetes Association Certified Center for Self-Management
The FAU Community Health Center combines education and treatment to confront the growing diabetes epidemic. With nearly 100,000 Palm Beach County residents who have diabetes and approximately 250,000 more at risk, we are bringing together nurse practitioners, pharmacists, educators, researchers and nutritionists to teach children and families the best ways to care for themselves and help end America’s fastest growing disease.
Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. Those with pre-diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within a decade unless they adopt a healthier lifestyle that includes weight loss and more physical activity.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can occur at any age, but is most commonly diagnosed from infancy to late 30s. If a person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, their pancreas produces little to no insulin, and the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) typically develops after age 40, but has recently begun to appear with more frequency in children. If a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, their pancreas still produces insulin, but the body does not produce enough or is not able to use it effectively.
The Center provides support for children and adults of all ages who may be at risk of diabetes, have diabetes or are at risk of complications from diabetes. Diabetes education programs are offered to individuals, families, groups, community organizations and neighborhood groups. Programs offered include:
- At Risk for Diabetes
- Nutrition Counseling
- Diabetes and Pregnancy
- Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Lifestyle Management
- Medication Management
- Coordinated Primary Care Services
Diabetes Education Classes
Diabetes Education Classes are offered on a regular basis. All faculty are nationally Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) that provide care as part of a team of experts. Services provided following a referral from a primary care provider, or you may refer yourself by calling our Center on (561) 803-8880.
Classes include information on diet, exercise, medication management, stress management and lifestyle modifications. These interactive classes provide an opportunity for questions and answers, and counseling related to your diabetes management program.
To schedule please call (561) 803-8880
Our Location: 1650 Osceola Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
- American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
- Children with Diabetes: www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: www.jdrf.org
- National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
Would you like to make a donation to further our work in the community?
You can visit the FAU Foundation Pledge Page to make a donation online. Please specify “Other” and designate your donation to “FAU Community Health Center”.
If you prefer, you can donate by sending a check:
Mail to: The FAU Community Health Center
1650 Osceola Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Please make your checks payable to:
The FAU Foundation
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