Conemaugh Diabetes Institute

Conemaugh Diabetes Institute
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Lee Campus
320 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 534-6800 or (866) 641-3828

Conemaugh Diabetes Institute provides extensive education and support services to patients diagnosed with diabetes and individuals at risk for developing diabetes. Staff members of the Conemaugh Diabetes Institute work with family members and primary care physicians to coordinate an effective plan of care for each patient. Individual and group education and appointments are available. Conemaugh Diabetes Institute's education programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and are led by Certified Diabetes Educators including registered nurses, dietitians, and additional healthcare professionals.

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body does not make insulin or has a reduced response to insulin. Diabetes causes the body's blood sugar level to be too high which can lead to various health complications.

Common Risk Factors

  • Age over 45 years
  • Race or ethnic background including African American, Hispanic / Latino, American Indian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander 
  • Being overweight (especially around the waist)
  • Low physical activity level 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Family history of diabetes 
  • History of diabetes during pregnancy

Diabetes Symptoms

  • Urinating often 
  • Being very thirsty 
  • Being very hungry 
  • Being more tired than usual 
  • Being irritable 
  • Losing weight 
  • Experiencing blurry vision

Additional Medical Issues Related to Diabetes

  • Heart Disease 
  • Stroke 
  • Kidney Problems 
  • Foot problems (poor circulation, ulcers, and amputation) 
  • Nerve damage (tingling, pain, numbness or weakness in your feet and hands) 
  • Depression 
  • Eye problems and blindness