Millen, GA | November 29, 2022 – Jenkins County Medical Center now treating patients with diabetes at outpatient clinic. The Diabetes Management Clinic is located on the JCMC campus in the education building, across the street from the Millen Municipal Building.
The Diabetes Clinic team will meet with each patient to educate them and develop an individualized care plan based on the patient’s diabetic symptoms, metabolism, and medical history. Our clinic is run by Whitney Jones, NP and overseen by Dr. Kyle Gay, the JCMC Medical Director.
Whitney Jones, NP, Director of Diabetes Management Clinic for JCMC states: “I enjoy seeing patients take better control of their illness. Being able to give them tools and knowledge to manage their blood glucose level on a daily basis is very rewarding.”
Antoine Poythress, CEO of Jenkins County Medical Center explains: “At JCMC we are continuously trying to improve access to specialty care in our community. Diabetes requires constant attention and regular follow-up. Having the Diabetes Management Clinic in Jenkins County is key to improving the quality of life of the patient.”
Diabetes is a chronic disease and if left untreated can result in complications that affect the entire body. According to Georgia Department of Public Health, approximately 1 million people (12.4%) in Georgia have a diagnosis of diabetes in 2022. Those with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than those without diabetes and is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and blindness among adults. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational (diabetes while pregnant). Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90%-95% of all cases.
JCMC is committed to the health of the community and the goal of the Diabetes Management Clinic is to improve clinical outcomes, reduce medical costs and utilization, and increase patient satisfaction.
To become a patient at the Diabetes Management Clinic please send us an email with your diabetes medication and current treatment and or have your doctor send a referral. For more information, please call the Diabetes Team at 478-982-4221 Extension 246 .