The healthcare professionals at St. Luke's Diabetes Education are committed to helping you live well with diabetes through education, coaching and support. While living with diabetes may be challenging, you don't have to go it alone.
What is diabetes education?
Diabetes education helps people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to change behavior and successfully self-manage diabetes and its related conditions.
Diabetes Education is interactive and ongoing. The goal is to achieve optimal health and improved or sustained quality of life.
Diabetes educators work with you, your support people and your doctor to optimize your diabetes control while in our care.
Why should I make an appointment with Diabetes Education?
There is a lot of misinformation about what someone with diabetes should or shouldn't do. Why not find out the truth?
Diabetes education focuses on seven self-care behaviors that are essential for improved health and greater quality of life. The AADE7™ Self-Care Behaviors are:
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Taking medication
- Problem solving
- Healthy coping
- Reducing risks
Diabetes Education is provided in group classes or individual sessions to meet your needs.
What is a Diabetes Educator?
Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals who focus on educating people with and at risk for diabetes. They help people with diabetes learn how to make changes in their behavior which leads to improved health. The diabetes educator's roles include: teacher, coach and counselor. The educators at St. Luke's Diabetes Education are dietitians and nurses.
What is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)?
A CDE is a diabetes educator with a minimum of two years of experience educating people with diabetes and who has passed a rigorous examination to become certified. St. Luke's Diabetes Education has 3 dietitians, all of whom are CDEs. We have four nurses, three of whom are CDEs. We also have an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) who is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). Our staff has over 125 years combined experience in diabetes education and care.