Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center
3575 Beacon Avenue
Fremont CA, 94538
Phone: (510) 745-6556
Fax: (510) 739-0687
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We're Here to Help
Getting diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming. Our dedicated team of certified diabetes educators teaches you the skills needed to control diabetes for a lifetime. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, just got hospitalized, are pregnant with diabetes, or want to learn how to use an insulin pump, we are here for you.
Research shows that diabetes education helps people prevent, delay, or reverse complications through effective self-management. We work with you, your family, and your physician to come up with a plan that can fit into your life. Click on the Physician Referral Form, print out, and bring to discuss with your physician. If you have been diagnosed with a diabetic ulcer or suffer from chronic wounds, the Washington Clinic for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine offers advanced care treatment.
The Washington Hospital Diabetes Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.*
Did you know Alameda County has 100,000 people with diabetes and 33,000 don't even know it? Could you be at risk? Check the following list for your diabetes risk factors:
- High blood pressure
- Heart or blood vessel disease
- High cholesterol
- Drinking regular soda
- Being overweight
- Family member with diabetes (parent, sibling, grandparent)
- Being inactive
- African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Acanthosis nigricans (dark, velvety patches of skin on the back of your neck, belly, arms or elsewhere)
- Had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
- Gestational diabetes
- Ever had a high glucose level
- Exposure to Agent Orange
- Certain steroids (prednisone)
Diabetes has now surpassed asthma as the most frequent type of childhood chronic disease. One fifth of all eighth-graders have blood sugar issues. And according to the European Association on the Study of Diabetes and the European Society of Cardiology, two-thirds of people seen for cardiac problems have diabetes, known or unknown.
Diabetes is an elevation of sugar (glucose) levels. The world agrees on these glucose values:
(8 hours without food or caloric drinks)
(anytime of the day)
||126 mg/dL or higher on 2 occasions
||200 mg/dL or higher
(high risk for type 2)
|100 to 125 mg/dL
||140 to 199 mg/dL
||Less than 100 mg/dL
||Less than 140 mg/dL
You can prevent type 2 diabetes by walking about 25 minutes a day and eating sensibly. Other medications (pioglitizone) can prevent diabetes for high-risk populations.