Diabetes

Education for safe management.
Diabetes

Diabetes Education

Working with your doctor, diabetes educators teach you how to safely manage blood sugars. Education is available one-on-one or in a group setting. Family members are encouraged to attend.

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.
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HealthEast Diabetes Educators

For your convenience, our diabetes educators 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
2945 Hazelwood 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

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

Diabetes educators provide training on:

  • Blood sugar testing
  • Medication management
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise
  • Motivation and stress management
  • Emotional adjustment
  • Preventing or delaying complications
 

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

Diabetes-related classes and support groups

Nov
11

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is November 11, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is November 18, from 9 am to 11 am. Register now Prediabetes is a condition in which a...

Nov
21

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...

Dec
09

HealthEast Diabetes Prevention Program... Getting Started

- Session 1 is December 9, 2017, from 9 am to 11 am.- Session 2 is December 16, 2017, from 9 am to 11 am. Register now Prediabetes is a condition in...

Dec
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...