Oakland Office

1027 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550

301-533-3300

Grantsville Office

104 Parkview Drive
Grantsville, MD 21536

844-652-8735

Mountain Laurel Medical Center

Westernport Office

22221 Westernport RD SW,
Westernport, MD 21562

240-774-0204

Bruceton Office

198 Morgantown Street, Suite 2
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

304-379-7600

We have a provider on call 24/7 for established patients. If you need treatment for urgent, non-life-threatening conditions when the office is closed, call 301-533-3300 and press option “4” to be connected.

Taking care of yourself and managing your diabetes is important to help your feel good today and in the future. When your blood sugar is close to normal, you are likely to:

  • have more energy
  • go to the bathroom less to pass urine
  • have your wounds/sores heal better
  • have less bladder and skin infections

You will also decrease your chance of developing health problems caused by diabetes, such as:

  • heart attack or stroke
  • eye problems that can lead to trouble seeing or going blind
  • pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands and feet
  • kidney problems
  • teeth and gum problems

There are actions that you can take to help you live a healthier life and better manage your diabetes:

  • Learn ways to decrease your stress level. Stress can raise your blood sugar.
  • Eat a healthy well balanced diet. Choose foods that are lower in calories, saturated fat, Trans fat, sugar, and salt. Eat foods that are high in fiber.
  • Be active. Try and get 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week. Start slow by setting the goal to be more active most days of the week.
  • Take all your medications as prescribed by your provider.

 

Ask your healthcare provider about classes that can help you learn more about living with diabetes. It’s important for people with diabetes to stay at a healthy weight, make healthy food choices, move more every day, and take their medication even when they feel good. It’s a lot to do and it’s not always easy. But you’re worth it!