Our Services

We serve nearly 1,500 new patients each year! A physician referral is required to enroll. We’ll contact your physician for a referral and authorization (if needed) to our program.

Basic Program

  • 6 hours of basic diabetes education (3 sessions, 2+ hours each), additional advanced training and more as needed!
     
  • Follow-up evaluations
     
  • Two Registered Nurses, two Registered Dietitians, and two Marriage Family Therapists on site.
     
  • Consultations / Classes are in small groups or individualized one-to-one, as needed for:
    • Pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hypoglycemia
    • Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
    • Pregnancy and diabetes, including gestational diabetes, “pumpers”, and those planning a pregnancy
       
  • Content of classes
    • Nurse covers:
      • What is diabetes?
      • Methods to control diabetes
      • Insulin, oral agent, and other injectable medication management
      • Insulin injection instruction—learn the virtually painless method
      • Insulin pump basic training, advanced training, and continued support
      • Blood glucose monitoring—it doesn’t have to hurt
      • Immediate and long-term complications—how to prevent
      • Foot care
      • Preventative maintenance and interaction with your physician
         
    • Dietitian covers:
      • Individualized meal plan
      • Diabetic food exchanges and portions (including dining out and special occasions)
      • Reading food labels
      • Adjustments for losing weight or other health problems as needed
      • Exercise guidelines
         
    • Counselor covers:
      • Adjustment to diabetes and motivation for diabetes self-care· Assertion training
      • Stress management
      • Lifestyle change and emotional / behavioral issues
      • Community resources
      • Private counseling sessions available for individual or family concerns
         
  • Free support groups in English and Spanish for all types of diabetes and age groups.
     
  • Free unlimited phone consultations to answer any questions you may have.
     
  • Free umbrellas stroller to women enrolled in our Sweet Success Program.
     
  • Program-developed educational booklets to reinforce your time with the educators and to take home and review whenever you like—recently received a Special Achievement Award for one of our booklets.
     
  • Physician receives written records / phone calls, as needed regarding your educational experience and continued progress.

Beyond the Basics

  • Significant cash discount.
     
  • 30 - 60 minute follow-up every month for 12 months to provide either in depth information or continued support to achieve personal goals.
    • Weight loss / management support
    • In depth food label reading, menu planning, shopping tours and portion control demo
    • Exercise, including demonstration of stretching, aerobic exercise, weight training at home and balance check
    • Developing the change process, setting achievable goals, motivation and problem-solving
    • Depression, anxiety, grieving, coping skills and relaxation techniques
    • Diabetes and family issues
    • Meter check, blood sugar goal progress and review of lab results
    • Medication check and developing medication card
    • Complications check, hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness
    • Foot Check, including shoes and socks
       
  • Reports / recommendations sent to physician on your progress monthly for a year for sustained lifestyle changes.