Diabetes, Nutrition and Endocrine Center
Diabetes and other nutrition and endocrine-related disorders can seem like a roadblock to a “normal” life, but the staff at Affinity Health System helps you learn how to care for yourself properly. We help you regain as much freedom and control over your health as possible.
Affinity offers medical care and self-management training for diabetes at various locations throughout the Fox Valley.
Team of Specialists
The Affinity Diabetes, Nutrition and Endocrine Center brings together a team of health care specialists including endocrinologists, advanced practice nurses, certified diabetes educators (registered dietitians), office nurses and receptionists/schedulers.
As specialists we can find the hidden cause of your symptoms, obtain pertinent labs and treat you effectively with focused one-on-one care.
Our specialists work closely with your primary care doctor and with doctors who specialize in other areas affected by diabetes to make sure you are getting consistent quality care.
The care providers at the Affinity Diabetes, Nutrition and Endocrine Center work with the pediatric endocrinologists at the Affinity/UW Children’s Health Center in Appleton to care for children with type 1 diabetes.
For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment
Call (920) 727-8030 in the Fox Cities area. Call (920) 849-3800 for the Chilton area. Call (920) 730-2658 for appointments at the Affinity/UW Children's Health Center in Appleton, or call Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.
Tests and Treatment
Affinity uses all types of diabetes monitors and testing devices. We also offer insulin pens, which can help people with insulin-dependent diabetes lead easier, more worry-free lives.
To help our patients with diabetes learn how to best control their illness, we offer group and one-on-one teaching. Each month, classes on lipid management and pre-diabetes management are offered.
The Affinity Diabetes, Nutrition and Endocrine Center also offers cmmunity presentations on diabetes as requested.
Successful treatment of diabetes requires the patient’s full-time cooperation. We understand that learning how to take care of yourself after you’re diagnosed can feel overwhelming. We offer training to help you self-manage your illness and ease your concerns about living with diabetes.
Training topics include:
- blood glucose (sugar) monitoring and treatment
- diabetes medications: oral and insulin
- benefits of exercise
- guidelines for healthy eating and dining out
- meal plan and medication adjustments during illness
- how to prevent or delay complications
- diabetes and pregnancy, including gestational diabetes