Ascension Providence Diabetes Center
Locations

Ascension Providence Diabetes Center

  • Specialty Care

Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Appointments

About Us

Specialists at Ascension Providence Diabetes Center provide comprehensive diabetes education to those diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Caring for your diabetes

Diabetes can show symptoms in many parts of your body, such as blurry vision or foot ulcers. As part of an integrated national network of care, your doctor can connect you with specialists in heart care, nephrology, neurology, eye care, wound healing and more.

Nutrition counseling and diabetes education

If you or your family have a history of diabetes, you may be at higher risk for developing diabetes. Certified diabetes educators help you understand your symptoms and risk factors. We also provide nutrition counseling, information about insulin production, insulin therapy and other diabetes medications. We work with you to create a plan to help you live a healthy lifestyle. The Ascension Providence Diabetes Center offers individual and group instruction to help you gain knowledge to control your disease, avoid complications and enhance skills for a healthier life. Our classes include:

  • Diabetes Made Simple:  This course is for adults with diabetes and their family members to help develop self-management skills. Class discussion includes meal planning, physical activity, self-blood glucose monitoring, recognizing and preventing complications, medical review, stress and coping skills. This one-day class is offered several times each month and includes a buffet lunch for you and one guest.
  • Diabetes and Pregnancy:  This class is offered weekly for women with previous diabetes or gestational diabetes.
  • Insulin and Other Injectable Medication Training:  This class trains participants how to use injectable medication equipment use and how to safely dispose of it. You’ll also gain an understanding of the medication and action, and learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia.
  • Insulin Pump Training:  This class provides comprehensive hands-on training to learn the skills needed to successfully use an insulin pump. You’ll also learn how carbohydrate counting is an important component of achieving good blood sugar control.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitor Application and Training:  During this course, one of our certified diabetes educators will apply a professional continuous glucose monitor which you will wear for 14 days. The monitor provides glucose readings every five minutes which give us important information that will be used to make treatment decisions to help improve your glucose control. Personal continuous glucose monitor training is provided to patients who purchase their own monitor.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is provided for any medical condition and includes one follow-up visit. Assistance is provided for conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive disorders
  • Elevated blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Kidney disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight management

If you are interested in diabetes education or individual nutrition counseling, ask your physician to fax a referral at (251) 266-2070. Please check with your health insurance provider for benefits and copays.

The Diabetes Management Program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association for their Diabetes Self-Management Education Services and Training. This means we offer a quality, evidenced-based program that meets the high standards and rigid criteria required by the American Diabetes Association.

If you are experiencing a diabetes-related medical emergency, go to the nearest ER and call 9-1-1.