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Diabetes Consultation Services

Basic Skills

This program is designed for people with type 2 diabetes, who want to learn basic self-care skills. The basic skills program is offered in a group or individual setting.

The program includes four sessions over a three month period of time. Each follow-up session builds on your knowledge and skills and helps you evaluate how your treatment plan is working. Group sessions start weekly. Individual visits can be scheduled any time.

In this program, you will learn about these and other aspects of self-care:

  • What diabetes is and how it affects your body.
  • Good nutrition habits and how to plan meals and snacks.
  • How physical activity can help you control your blood glucose.
  • How to monitor your blood glucose levels.
  • How to know when you need to change your medication or blood glucose monitoring schedule.

Insulin Consultation

If you are taking insulin for type 2 diabetes or have type 1 diabetes, consultations can help you learn the basic skills and importance of taking insulin, and how to fit insulin into your life. Person also receive basic skills education as described above.

Insulin Pump Therapy

Insulin pump therapy offers state-of-the-art management to best control diabetes.

We offer:

  • Insulin pump start up
  • Upgrades
  • Management
  • Personal Glucose Sensor 

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy. An individual consultation with one of our certified diabetes educators can help you understand and monitor your glucose control.

This program includes continuous sessions planned with your education team until delivery along with phone consultations at least weekly to monitor progress of your glucose control. A post delivery session is also held.

Professional Continuous Glucose Monitor

This allows your education team and health care provider to view continuous blood sugar (glucose) readings over at least three days, 24 hours a day.

Patterns are reviewed to determine changes to your medication, nutrition plan, and blood glucose monitoring schedule.