Our diabetes self-management program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and provides patients with high-quality education to manage their diabetes. Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes, are struggling to control the condition or would like an update on the latest research, medications and trends about your condition, we are here to assist you.

Diabetes services offered at NDC include:

  • One-on-one or group diabetes education sessions to help you learn more about the types of diabetes, diabetes symptoms and diabetes treatment
  • Diabetes diet and nutrition counseling
  • Insulin pump management education
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) education
  • Diabetes support group

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More About Our Program

Our Diabetes Care and Education Specialists work with your primary care physician to help you achieve optimal control of your diabetes. By providing comprehensive education and information about self-care, we can help you decrease complications and improve quality of life.   

Our diabetes education sessions cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:  
  • Types of diabetes
  • Disease process and progression 
  • Healthy eating to manage diabetes and what foods should be avoided with biagetes
  • The importance of physical activity 
  • Medication use and safety (oral, insulin and insulin delivery systems) 
  • Blood glucose monitoring including use of glucometers and CGM. 
  • How to prevent, detect and treat acute and chronic complications 
  • Goal setting and problem solving 
  • Psychosocial adjustment 
  • Preconception care, management during pregnancy and gestational diabetes 

Physician Referrals and Insurance Coverage

A physician’s referral is needed for diabetes education services.  

Commercial Insurances and Medicare typically cover the cost of diabetes education. We offer free diabetes education sessions for patients with diabetes or prediabetes who are on Medicaid or uninsured. You may qualify for free diabetes education sessions>>

Why Receive Nutrition and Diabetes Education at the Nutrition and Diabetes Center? 

  • Decreased A1C levels 
  • In FY 2021 69% of patients showed a drop in their A1C level after attending education sessions. 
  • Improved eating habits 
  • In FY 2021 80% of patients showed an improvement in their eating habits after attending education sessions. 
  • Continued Support 
  • At least 50% of the patients attended a follow-up session after their initial appointment  

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

For more information about our diabetes education program, call 773-275-1888.



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