Sanford opens diabetes assessment center

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls is now home to a diabetes assessment center. The clinic-based program is located on the second floor of Ann Berdahl Hall on the main Sanford USD Medical Center campus. It’s the only program in the region operating as a “one stop shop” for a diabetic patient.

This new assessment center will be staffed with experts in diabetes screening, education and health care. They will work with each patient to help prevent complications. They’ll also work with patients to create a plan for their treatment options. The assessment appointment lasts about three hours. Results from the screening are reported to patients and their primary care provider for follow-up care.

“More than 1.5 million new cases of diabetes in people age 20 and older are diagnosed each year,” said Mike Wilde, MD, Sanford Clinic Adult Medicine. “This new facility on our main campus is a place for reliable information, quality medical care and all the assistance patients will need to take control of their health.”

Patients do need a physician referral before a visit to the diabetes assessment center.

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