Having diabetes means a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When you choose LewisGale for your ongoing diabetes care, we’ll provide you with the tools, motivation and compassionate care you need to achieve your best health.
The Diabetes Centers at LewisGale help individuals with:
Effective Diabetes Self-Management Training
Our team includes diabetes nurse educators and registered dietitians who are certified diabetes educators. This means we not only have experience working alongside individuals with diabetes, but we hold ourselves to a rigorous national standard of expertise in diabetes education. Our programs are also recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Your care will be managed using the most up-to-date knowledge and effective treatment plans.
Developing a Plan for Success
When it comes to managing your diabetes, you’re not alone. Our caring and knowledgeable team helps you develop a specific plan to keep your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Our goal is to give you the skills and knowledge to manage all aspects of your diabetes and improve your overall health.
Our Diabetes Care Services
Our diabetes care services include:
- Diagnosis and medical supervision by experienced providers
- Nutritional services, including onsite counseling with a registered dietitian, and the Center for Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Diabetes self-management classes—helping you learn the skills to manage and prevent complications
- Diabetes support groups
About Your Visit
During your visit, a diabetes educator will meet with you to identify your specific needs and tailor a lifestyle plan to fit those needs. We’ll discuss any questions you may have, teach you the basics of diabetes and nutrition and help you develop a plan for managing your diabetes and staying healthy. We encourage you to bring a family member or support person along with you to our sessions.
We want to be as helpful as possible in addressing your needs and giving you the tools you need for success. That’s why we encourage all patients to attend classes or a support group at one of our diabetes care centers.