Outpatient Diabetes Education and Clinical Nutrition Center
Sutter Amador Hospital
Led by a nationally recognized diabetes educator and specially trained staff of nutritionists, Sutter Amador Hospital's (SAH) Outpatient Diabetes Education and Clinical Nutrition Center helps people with diabetes and their families understand and manage this life-threatening disease. Services include training in the use of blood sugar testing equipment, diet and exercise, food shopping and symptom control. The program also offers Sweet Success, a program with special education and counseling for pregnant women.
The Outpatient Diabetes Education and Clinical Nutrition Center also hosts a Diabetes Fair that offers free blood-glucose and hemoglobin AIC testing for more than 200 participants each year. The fair provides an opportunity for local residents to talk to vendors about personal blood sugar testing equipment, insulin pumps, dietary supplements and other products.
In addition, the Diabetic Youth Summer Camp Program is funded by vendors of the Diabetes Fair and gifts from the community. This program pays for young people with diabetes to attend summer camps designed for their special needs and provides an opportunity for them to meet others dealing with the challenges of living with diabetes.
Kim Vagt, R.D.
1st Floor, Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Boulevard
Jackson, CA 95642