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HealthEast Diabetes Care offers education and training to help you safely manage your blood sugars — whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. Since 1993, we have met the national standards for diabetes education.
Our diabetes educators work with patients at HealthEast hospitals and at most HealthEast Clinics locations. Education is available one-on-one or in a group setting. Family members are welcome, too.
Diabetes educators provide training on:
- Blood sugar (glucose) testing
- Managing your medications
- Meal planning and healthy eating
- Exercise and weight management
- Motivation and stress management
- Emotional adjustment to a diabetes diagnosis
- Preventing or delaying complications
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% 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.
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.
In partnership with your doctor, our staff of professionals — certified diabetes educators, pharmacists and exercise specialists — offer education and training to help you and your family manage diabetes.
To make an appointment
We see patients at most HealthEast Clinics locations. Learn about diabetes education at HealthEast Clinics. To make an appointment, please call your clinic directly.
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. To learn more, call 651-232-5757.
Donations to the program can be made by contacting Diabetes Care.