If you have diabetes, it’s essential you take good care of yourself.
Diabetes Support & Education
Eating right and exercise are necessary for managing your diabetes successfully. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, our diabetes program is led by registered nurses and dietitians who are trained in diabetes education.
Our program offers the following:
- Individual Consultation/Follow-up
- Group Diabetes Classes
- Gestational and Pregnancy with Type 2 Diabetes
- Blood Glucose Meter Services
How To Get A Referral
Your referral to make an appointment with our diabetes educators may come through your physician, or if you choose to make an appointment on your own, our staff will be happy to assist in the referral process. To better serve you, our diabetes educators conveniently see patients in many of our physician offices. For more information, speak to your health care provider.
Diabetes is a disease that affects your body's ability to produce or use insulin. When not managed properly, it can lead to cardiovascular disease or cause damage to your nerves, kidneys, eyes and skin. During a typical appointment, our staff will teach you how to avoid these complications by discussing the following topics:
- Overall Diabetes Process
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Medication Management
- Target A1C and Blood Glucose Ranges
- Basics of Nutritional Management
- Goal Setting
- Healthy Coping
Medicare and many insurances will cover the costs for consultations, tests and skills management training. Always check with your insurance carrier on Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training coverage. Margaret Mary submits charges to your insurance company. Payment plans can be arranged for those without coverage.
Melissa Bischoff, RD
Kathy Cooley, RD
Lori Mauer, RN
Jenny Mehlon, RN