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Diabetes Self-Management Clinic

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diabetes clinic
(307) 755-4461

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.

pro­gram details

  • 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