Caring for Diabetes
The Diabetes Care Team
Living with diabetes may be challenging, but you don't have to go it alone. UnityPoint Health – Meriter is committed to helping you live well with diabetes by providing coordinated care through education, coaching and support.
Our Diabetes Care Team is an interdisciplinary team of Meriter providers with specialized training in diabetes management. The team is made up of specialists within endocrinology, nutrition services, health psychology and diabetes education who will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that integrates the medical, nutritional and behavioral aspects of diabetes care.
Our mission is to help you understand how you can live well with diabetes, to provide you with day-to-day skills to manage your diabetes and to empower you to make healthy lifestyle changes to achieve optimal health.
Diabetes Care Team Members:
Kenneth L. Ligaray, MD - Endocrinologist
Deborah Wubben, MD, MPH - Endocrinologist
Ann Chrudimsky, RDN, CD, LDN, CDE - Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator
Kelly Lutzen, RDN, CD, CDE - Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator
Naomi Wedel, MS, RD, CD, CDE, BC-ADM - Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs at the West Washington Clinic, McKee Clinic and Middleton Clinic were awarded recognition for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2010. These programs were added as a multi-site to the program at Meriter, currently serving the perinatal population.
Our Endocrinologists are available upon referral from any treating medical provider and they see patients at the West Washington Clinic, Deforest-Windsor Clinic and McKee Clinic.
The Diabetes Care Team offers group diabetes education classes taught by our interdisciplinary providers, individual appointments based upon your specific needs, insulin pump management and support, continuous glucose monitoring and diabetes follow-up services in the clinics and by telephone.
Learn about our Diabetes Group Classes.