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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
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