ServicesIndividualized Diabetes Care
Your care begins with an appointment with a diabetes educator. She will review your medical history, risk factors, diabetes knowledge and skills, culture, health beliefs and behavior. Additional individual appointments may be scheduled with a diabetes educator if you have special needs or you desire further education after your group classes are completed. Group classes are offered monthly. You and your diabetes educator will choose which classes are right for you. Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical nutrition therapy is a new way to think about food and diabetes. It focuses on what you CAN eat and how much, not on what you can’t eat. Balancing food consumption with physical needs, medications and exercise is vital to a diabetic treatment plan. A registered dietician provides you with personalized meal plans that are healthy, satisfying and easy to follow. Post-Education Follow-up
After you complete the curriculum, you will have a follow-up visit four to six weeks later. This appointment allows you and your diabetes educator to address new questions or concerns. This is a very important appointment, as once you are used to your lifestyle and diet changes, you may be interested in setting new goals for your diabetes self-management. Gestational Diabetes Education
Pregnant women who have never had diabetes but who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women. Having gestational diabetes that is untreated or poorly controlled can put you and your baby at risk. If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, we offer education and support that can help you and your baby be healthy. Insulin Pump Support Group
Meets quarterly and provides information and ongoing support to those who use an insulin pump to manage their diabetes. For more information about Diabetes Resource Institute services,
call (603) 663-6431.