Diabetes doesn't have to slow you down. The Diabetes Education Center at Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) is here to help. We'll empower you with the information and skills you need to live your best life.
We've been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 2003 for providing services to both inpatients and outpatients who meet the national standards for diabetes self-management.
Here, you'll find nurses and dietitians focused on diabetes care. We work with endocrinologists and primary care physicians around the community. And we have the expertise you need in a health partner. Our team includes certified diabetes care and education specialists, and a renal dietitian.
Here's a look at some of the ways we can help you live well with diabetes.
Learn how to successfully control your diabetes. Our self-management classes start with an individual assessment. Then three group classes cover important topics like meal planning, exercise and medication.
Individual sessions are also available to address your unique concerns. These appointments often cover:
- Insulin administration.
- Glucose monitoring.
- Carbohydrate counting.
- Weight management.
Diabetes nutritionist services
Work with a registered dietitian to create a meal plan that works for you. Our team will look at your health and lifestyle and make personalized recommendations based on your needs and goals.
Insulin pump training
Partner with a certified pump trainer to learn about this life-saving tool. Sessions cover insulin pump therapy basics, the process of getting an insulin pump and the various pumps on the market. Additional sessions for new pump users can include pattern management, nutrition and troubleshooting. Seasoned pump wearers are welcome to increase their knowledge too.
Continuous glucose monitoring
Understand your patterns of glucose control. Continuous glucose monitoring records your blood glucose levels for two or three days. The test can provide you and your care team with a better sense of your specific glucose patterns. The Diabetes Education Center applies the monitor and teaches you what to expect.
Learn how to maintain healthy blood glucose levels during pregnancy. This session includes a review of management guidelines and keys to nutritional management. Use of a glucose meter for frequent blood sugar testing is covered too. Our goal is to help mom and baby stay healthy.
All of our programs require physician orders. However, we do offer unique opportunities for people who don't have insurance. Call us at 724.357.7164 to learn more.