New, Bigger Location will Serve More Patients

Leesburg, VA — (March 19, 2013) Inova Loudoun Hospital is expanding their Diabetes Center to the Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg.  The new Inova Diabetes Center is located in the Jackson Building, 211 Gibson Street NW, Suite 220.  The Center will occupy approximately 2,100  square-feet of space consisting of a large classroom, private workroom and five private offices. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some evening hours.

“The Center is so much bigger, so we are able to offer more services to more people,” commented Traci Carter, manager, Inova Diabetes Center.  “These new private office spaces allow for more private appointments with more advanced technologies, such as Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM),” she said.

CGM allows diabetes patients to stay on top of their blood sugar levels.  A probe with a tiny sensor is inserted just under the skin and stays there for a period of about five days, sending glucose readings every five minutes to a “beeper-like” device worn by the patient.  Most major medical insurers cover CGM for type 1 diabetes and for some cases of type 2, according to Carter.

For patients who are unsure if CGM is right for them, the Diabetes Center has an initial trial period for patients to see what the technology is like.  “They can borrow one of our CGMs for a week. We don’t have a fee for borrowing the CGMs, there’s just a starter fee for the probe,” Carter said.   “In the future we hope to expand our services to include insulin pumps too,” says Carter.

The Inova Diabetes Center – Loudoun also offers diabetes education, which is a covered benefit under Medicare and most major insurers, to help people self-manage diabetes.  Classes include a type 2 diabetes basics class and a gestational diabetes class.

For more information on classes and services visit www.inova.org/diabetes or call 1-877-511-GOAL (4625).

Media contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InovaLoudounHospital.