The goal of diabetes education is to help patients with diabetes learn how to best care for themselves, manage their diabetes, and live life to the fullest. Our Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program teaches patients how to monitor and manage their diabetes through proper nutrition and medication, and how to administer medications such as insulin. Our DSME program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, is Medicare- and Medicaid-approved, and is covered by most insurances. A doctor's referral is not required; patients may self-refer to the DSME program.
A monthly diabetes support group is available. Please check the Event Calendar for more information.
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For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (816) 380-5888, extension 3040. To reach our certified diabetes educator, please call (816) 380-5888, extension 6010. To reach our registered and licensed dietitian, please call (816) 380-5888, extension 6070.
The diabetes educator and dietitian are available for consultation Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients are generally seen by appointment during regular business hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.