Memorial Hospital Improves Diabetes Care


According to the American Diabetes Association, roughly 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.
Diabetes can lead to heart problems, hypertension, and a wide array of health issues. It is also the seventh leading cause of death in the country.
Mississippi has the highest diabetes rate in the nation at 15.4 percent. Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is making an effort to improve care for diabetic patients while reducing treatment costs.
Leading experts from the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute visited Memorial Hospital today to share their knowledge with employees. Marwan Hamaty with the Cleveland Clinic said, “The management of diabetes has its own toll on the patients, health care facilities, and the economy. By better treating diabetes and obesity, we are hoping to improve the quality of life for heart patients, improve the workflow of the facilities, and decrease the cost. The decrease in cost will be beneficial for all, the patient, the facility, and the community.”
Along with Memorial Hospital, Keesler and Coastal Family Health Center are also partnering with the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute.