Diabetes Center

Receive education and support to successfully manage your diabetes and live a healthy life.

Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center at St. Elizabeth has been awarded "Education Recognition" by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This prestigious status certifies that our program adheres to the ADA's national standards for providing people with necessary and accurate information and training to manage and treat diabetes.

At St. Elizabeth, patients and their families receive education and support to successfully manage their diabetes and live a healthy life. Taking a team approach, nurses, pharmacists and nutritionists work closely with the patient's physician to develop a personal education plan tailored to each patient's level of understanding and acceptance of diabetes.

Services offered include:

Adult Diabetes Clinic

A consultative clinic that only focuses on diabetes management. It is intensive Insulin Therapy and Insulin Pump Therapy for adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Ongoing reports are provided to the referring and primary care providers. Patients are followed closely with the goal of improving blood sugar control.

Insulin Pump Management

  • Evaluation and education for the person considering an Insulin Pump
  • Assistance to determine the best type of pump for you
  • Helping to determine your insurance benefit for an insulin pump
  • Ongoing education and management for patients using insulin pumps

Continuous Glucose Monitor Sensor

For people having unexplained high and low blood sugars.  Continuous glucose sensors provide a method of monitoring the blood sugar every 5 minutes for 72+ hours. Results are sent to the referring provider.   

You can achieve a healthy lifestyle with diabetes

Certified diabetes educators host ongoing physician-led clinics, group classes, classes for pregnant women, support groups and are available for one-on-one consultations. Topics covered include nutrition, exercise, medications, blood testing, prevention and monitoring treatments. Learn more about our education classes.

Pre-Diabetes-Who Me?

What can you do to lower your risk of diabetes? Learn the signs and symptoms. Receive advice on changes you can make to your lifestyle to lower your risk for diabetes.
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Diabetes Education Update

Community physician and health care professionals speak on a variety of topics related to diabetes management. View upcoming classes.

American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

The American Diabetes Association Alert Day is held annually on the fourth Tuesday in March. We are encouraging you to take the Diabetes Risk Test, as well as share it with loved ones.

It is important that everyone understands their risk for diabetes. The new Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risks for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

ADA Recognition

The Diabetes Center at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Our program has been recognized since 1997.

Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management.  

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Mission

We provide quality comprehensive diabetes self-management education to adults, children and their families with diabetes.

Philosophy

We believe patients with diabetes have the right to be involved in the  management of their condition. To do this, the patient and their family must be provided with the necessary information. All patients with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes have the right to receive such instruction.

We believe that education is the key to empowering the person with diabetes to better manage their disease and avoid the complications of diabetes and achieve an optimum health status.

Our Goals

  • To improve the quality and longevity of the life of the patient with diabetes
  • To decrease the number of hospital admissions for diabetes-related complications
  • To provide a service to patients and their health care providers

We work hard to do the best we can for each patient we see.