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Diabetes Rehabilitation Program

Diabetes impacts the body in many ways. It creates complications that can lead to limitations. Many people with diabetes experience:

  • Difficulty with speech
  • Cognition impairments
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased activity tolerance
  • Decreased ability to perform daily activities
  • Limited mobility in the your hands and feet
  • Decreased feeling
  • Difficulty with walking and balance

Conditions we treat:

  • Trouble moving around
  • Decreased sensation
  •  Deconditioning
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Difficulties with balance
  • Difficulties with coordination
  • Difficulties with daily activities
  • Difficulties with speech, voice and swallowing
  • Changes in mental function

What to Expect from Diabetes Rehabilitation Program

Our rehabilitation team includes physical, occupational and speech therapists. We provide treatment options to help you with mobility, speech and cognitive impairments related to diabetes.

Physical Therapy:

  • Physical therapists help you participate in safe, effective exercise programs. These exercise programs can improve your ability to move, perform daily activities, manage pain and possibly lower blood glucose levels.

Occupational Therapy:

  • Occupational therapists help you change current habits and routines, and develop new ones to create a healthier lifestyle and slow disease progression.

Speech Therapy:

  • Speech-language pathologists train you on potential changes in memory, attention and reasoning. We also help you with swallowing, voice changes and your ability to speak to be understood.

Treatments:

  • Education on managing current conditions and preventing future ones
  • Supervised exercises where we monitor your vitals
  • Home exercises to help you improve outside of therapy sessions
  • Balance exercises to reduce your fall risk
  • Protective techniques and skin care strategies to make up for sensory loss or impairment
  • Ways to adapt for you to do activities of daily living
  • Help choosing the correct adaptive equipment
  • Ways to make up for mental impairment
  • Ways to reduce dry mouth
  • Ways to address sensitivities that lead to difficulty eating and drinking
  • Ways to address voice weakness, hoarseness and straining

Office Locations

Call to request an appointment at 443‑481‑1140.