Diabetes

Education for safe management.
Diabetes

HealthEast Diabetes Care offers education and training to help you safely manage your blood sugars. Our diabetes educators work with patients at HealthEast hospitals and at most HealthEast Clinics. Education is available one-on-one or in a group setting, and family members are welcome, too. 

About HealthEast Diabetes Care

Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, our staff of professionals—including certified diabetes educators, pharmacists and exercise specialists—work together with your doctors to help you and your family manage diabetes. Since 1993, we have met the national standards for diabetes education.

Contact Diabetes Care

Caring for patients at HealthEast clinics and hospitals.

To make an appointment with a diabetes educator or to learn more about HealthEast Diabetes Care, call: 651-232-5757
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Diabetes prevention

Prediabetes and diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making healthy lifestyle changes.

While some risk factors for diabetes are beyond your control, there are some ways to try to prevent the onset of this disease.
Learn more

HealthEast Diabetes Care

Our diabetes professionals work with patients at HealthEast hospitals and at all HealthEast Clinics.

Cottage Grove Clinic
6936 Pine Arbor Drive South
Summerhill Professional Bldg
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Downtown St. Paul Clinic
Gallery Professional Building
17 West Exchange Street, #500
St. Paul, MN 55102
Grand Avenue Clinic
870 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Maplewood Clinic
3100 Kennard Street
Maplewood, MN 55109
Midway Clinic
1390 University Avenue W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Rice Street Clinic
980 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55117
Roselawn Clinic
1983 Sloan Place
Suite 1
St. Paul, MN 55117
Roseville Clinic
2680 North Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
St. John's Hospital
1575 Beam Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109
St. Joseph's Hospital
45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Stillwater Clinic
2900 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Vadnais Heights Clinic
1055 Centerville Circle
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Woodwinds Clinic
1825 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Volunteer for a clinical trial

Research helps change our future for the better. The knowledge gained can lead to better health in the years ahead.

Participation in clinical trials at HealthEast offers opportunities to help test new drugs, procedures or devices for people with a variety of health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

Contact us

Questions about participating in research studies?

Click the link below for more information about our current trials, or contact the research team at 651-326-4448.
Learn more about current trials

Explore our diabetes services

  • Managing insulin
    Through this outpatient program, you learn the skills necessary to safely manage the use of insulin.
  • Insulin Pump Training
    This outpatient program provides you with the skills to safely manage your diabetes using an insulin pump. It include insulin pump evaluation, training, initiation and follow-up for all brands of insulin pumps.
  • Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring
    A continuous glucose monitoring system device automatically records blood sugar levels every 5 minutes throughout the day and night. This can help identify fluctuations and trends that would otherwise go unnoticed with standard HbA1c tests and finger stick measurements.
  • Managing type 2 diabetes
    Approximately 90 percent of all cases of diabetes are people with type 2. This comprehensive program provides you with the skills and knowledge to safely manage type 2 diabetes through diet, exercise, oral medication or insulin. Get dates and locations.
  • Managing pregnancy and diabetes
    We provide medical care and education to women who have diabetes during pregnancy, whether it's gestational or pre-existing. Through Diabetes Care, you will have the opportunity to consult with a doctor who specializes in diabetes. We teach you the skills to help you have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.
  • Prevention program
    This program will give you information and support to make changes. We'll discuss the importance of healthy blood sugar goals, healthy eating and being more active. Learn more about prediabetes and our HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program.

MEET OUR ENDOCRINOLOGY TEAM

Learn more about our specialists in endocrinology.

Samir N. Salama, MD
Endocrinology

Rebecca L. Kaehr, CNP
Nurse Practitioner


MEET OUR DIABETES EDUCATORS

To make an appointment with a diabetes educator or to learn more about HealthEast Diabetes Care, call 651-232-5757.

Connie Allen, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator - Inpatient

Ashley Berger, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Teresa DeMarais, RD
Certified Diabetes Educator

Michelle Didio, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Katie Elzea, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Lindsey Gatzow, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Sarah Golon, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Bradley Hise, RN
Diabetes Educator

Marsha Hughes, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Peggy Krieglmeier, RN, CDE
Diabetes Care Manager
Certified Diabetes Educator
Lissa Lavalle, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Patti Long, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator - Inpatient

Janet Morrison, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Tara Segedi, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator - Inpatient

Joy Smetanka, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Patricia Swanson, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Find out about insurance coverage

Most of our programs require either a clinician's recommendation or referral. Health insurance companies typically cover a portion of the cost for the services provided.

If you don't have insurance, you may qualify to have a portion of the services covered through a scholarship program established by the Lions 5M-6 Clubs and HealthEast Foundation. Call Diabetes Care to learn more: 651-232-5757.

Donations to the program can be made by contacting Diabetes Care.

Diabetes-related classes and support groups

Jun
10

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is June 10, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is June 24, from 9 am to 11 am. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar...

Jun
20

Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove)

This Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove) is for individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. These meetings primarily provide education and have...

Jul
08

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is July 8, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is July 22, from 9 am to 11 am. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar...

Jul
18

Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove)

This Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove) is for individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. These meetings primarily provide education and have...

Aug
12

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is August 12, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is August 26, from 9 am to 11 am. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar...

Aug
15

Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove)

This Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove) is for individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. These meetings primarily provide education and have...

Sep
16

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is September 16, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is September 30, from 9 am to 11 am. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood...

Sep
19

Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove)

This Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove) is for individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. These meetings primarily provide education and have...

Oct
14

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is October 14, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is October 28, from 9 am to 11 am. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood...

Oct
17

Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove)

This Diabetes Support Group (Cottage Grove) is for individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. These meetings primarily provide education and have...