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Shreveport Rehab Hospital Recognizing Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month is upon us this month. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Louisiana has a high prevalence of obesity, which when coupled with a family history of diabetes and other risk factors raises the diabetes numbers in Louisiana. Diabetes can often lead to other serious medical issues such as blindness, kidney disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, limb amputations, and even premature death.

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

  • Difficulty with speech

  • difficulty thinking

  • Shortness of breath

  • Decreased mobility in daily activities

  • Decreased sensations in hands and feet

  • Difficulty with balance

Shreveport Rehabilitation Hospital can help with the newly diagnosed diabetic or complications from diabetes such as increased limb pain and neuropathy, limited movement, bowel and bladder control, severe spasms or severe weight loss with our extensive rehab services including diabetes management. We can also provide dialysis services during inpatient hospitalization.

Our rehabilitation team incorporates strength physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy to help improve a patient's function, mobility, and independence. The rehabilitation can include restoring the skills and abilities to perform daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating, speaking, communicating, and preparing to return home, to work, school, or community activities.

Our treatment team will develop an individualized plan of care that may include diet counseling and techniques to manage the medications and an exercise routine to facilitate an optimal lifestyle. Contact us at

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