Don't Let Your Diabetes Control You
You can control your diabetes instead of letting it control you. Let our Diabetes Clinic and our Nutrition Counseling Services teach you how.
Empowering Your Diabetes Management
Evangelical’s Diabetes Resource Program offers an education program that is recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Education. The program teaches you how to control the disease and provides tools to make decisions about daily diabetes care.
One-on-one instruction is offered by a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian to teach patients about the lifestyle changes and medical care necessary to take control of the disease.
- One-on-One Outpatient Education Sessions
You will have an opportunity to meet with a certified diabetes educator to assess current diabetes skills. Education is customized to meet your needs.
- Ambulatory Insulin Program
Patients beginning insulin therapy, in most cases, can now do so on an outpatient basis. Physician referral is required.
- Group Outpatient Education Classes
Two-hour classes are held for five weeks, and sessions are held throughout the year. This is a group program and registration is required.
- Home Blood Glucose Monitoring Instructions
One-on-one instruction is provided for you specific meter, and tips for monitoring blood sugar are reviewed.
- Dietary Management
Individualized meal plans are established with one of Evangelical’s registered dietitians. Carbohydrate counting, weight loss programs and label reading are also available as needed.
- Counseling for Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. This condition can be upsetting to a mother-to-be. Treatment plans are established with the patient’s physician.
- Diabetes Support Group
Evening programs are offered monthly in the spring and fall to provide information and support to persons with diabetes and their families.
- Community Programs
Throughout the year, various educational programs are scheduled.
- Insulin Pump Program
Patients receive one-on-one instruction about insulin pumps and their management.
Diabetes Education Group
Also featured is a class that provides information on all aspects of controlling diabetes, including:
- Psychological needs
- Insulin injections
- Nutrition and diet
- Family involvement
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Preventing long-term complications.
The clinic is located across from the Rooke Pavilion on the hospital's campus, at parking lot F, with convenient parking located directly in front of the facility.