Ascension St. Mary's Diabetes Education Center

Ascension St. Mary's Diabetes Education Center

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About Us

At Ascension St. Marys Diabetes Education Center in Saginaw, Michigan, our care team delivers care and education programs that are right for you.

Our team of doctors, certified diabetes educators, nurses and registered dietitians at Ascension St. Marys Diabetes Education Center are here to help. We offer care for children and adults with pre-diabetes symptoms, type 1 and 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and other endocrine disorders. Working with your primary care doctor and endocrinology specialist, we deliver personalized care for your needs.

The Ascension St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Center provides comprehensive diabetes education to those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes. Our team of registered dietitians and nurses provide resources to help you self-manage and better understand your condition.

To schedule your appointment, please call: 989-907-8575.

If you are interested in diabetes education courses or individual nutrition counseling, ask your physician to fax us a referral at: 989-907-8865.

Our program has been recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). From one on one nutritional counseling to group support classes, we are committed to providing the tools and support you’ll need on your journey.

The Ascension St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Center provides many services to help you manage your condition, including:

  • Using your meter
  • Carb counting
  • Diabetes problem solving
  • Insulin management
  • Label reading
  • Meal planning

Diabetes Education

Ascension St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Center provides individual and group instruction to help you gain knowledge to control your condition, avoid complications and enhance skills for a healthier life.

Our diabetes education classes include:

Diabetes Made Simple
This course is for people with diabetes and their family members to help develop self-management skills. Class discussions include meal planning, physical activity, self-blood glucose monitoring, recognizing and preventing complications, medical review, stress and coping skills. This set of classes is provided several times each month at various locations.

Insulin and Other Injectable Medication Training
This class will teach you how to use injectable medication equipment and how to safely dispose of it. You will also gain an understanding of the medication, and learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia.

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

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

Our Services

The services we provide at Ascension St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Center includes:

  • Cholesterol health
  • Diabetes care and endocrinology
  • Education programs
  • Health coaching and lifestyle management
  • Nutrition
  • Wellness