Diabetes Self-Management Clinic
Monday – Friday except holidays
8:00am – 5:00pm
The medical management of diabetes is very important to patients, their family members, friends and to their health care professional. That is one reason why the Diabetes Self-Management Clinic was formed at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.
We know the medical management of this disease can seem overwhelming, so we are here to help! Along with your primary care physician, Ivinson has a “team” of health care professionals who are available to help you manage this disease, answer specific questions and provide you with information. You will receive individualized attention and care from the diabetes management team at Ivinson.
services we offer
- Individual appointments teaching management skills
- Instruction on self-monitoring of blood glucose
- Oral medications
- Insulin therapy
- Individualized meal planning
- Carbohydrate counting and/or Plate method
- Weight management
- Hemoglobin A1C testing
- Foot screening
- Reducing risk of diabetes -related complications
- Diabetes care during illness
- Community resources
diabetes self-management classes
Before attending the clinic, your primary physician must refer you to the diabetes clinic.
- On the day of your scheduled appointment, you will check in through outpatient admitting at IMH’s east patient entrance.
- Next, an assessment will be conducted to determine your educational needs and follow-up appointments will be scheduled.
- During your first individualized visit, we will review your assessment results with you and provide you with an individualized meal plan based on your needs.
- We will then work with you to develop a support/management plan and help you set behavioral goals for yourself.
- Next, you will be scheduled for three group classes covering medication management, living with diabetes, and nutrition.
- You are encouraged to work on your personal healthcare goals. During regular follow-up phone calls, your progress and any problems you may be experiencing can be discussed and reviewed.
what to bring with you
- Questions you may have
- Blood glucose records
- 3-day diet, exercise and blood sugar record
- Glucose meter (if you already have one)
- A list of medications and/or insulin