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Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers assistance based on the individual needs of every patient. The Center's certified team, consisting of an advanced-practice nurse, a registered nurse and a dietitian, provides education in small group sessions. Group classes are two 3-hour sessions offered mornings and afternoons.

Diabetes Education and Monitoring

The Diabetes Education Center educates patients about:

  • The disease process
  • Physical activity and goal setting
  • Nutrition and medications
  • Acute and chronic complications
  • Preconception education and psychosocial effects of diabetes
  • CGMS (72-hour continuous glucose monitoring system)
  • Insulin pump and sensor training taught by a certified pump trainer
  • Other diabetes management strategies, such as intensive insulin therapy

The Diabetes Education Center also offers:

  • Free glucose monitoring for patients attending the program
  • Free monthly diabetes education/support class
  • Free pre-diabetes education classes

The Diabetes Education Center at LMH is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. 

Physician's Referral Required

A physician's referral is required for participation in the LMH Diabetes Education program. To schedule an appointment, call 785-505-3062 or fax a physician referral form to 785-505-5290.

Education & Support

  • Jul
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    This month, our diabetes education group focuses on people acting as caregivers, always taking care of others, but put themselves at the bottom of the list.
  • Jul
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Aug
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    This month, our diabetes education group focuses on some of the healthiest ways to incorporate whole grains into your diet.
  • Sep
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Did you know there is a correlation between diabetes and gum disease? Join us for a presentation by Marvin Heinbach, DDS, about diabetes and your oral health.
  • Oct
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Have you heard of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)? Join us for this month's diabetes education group to learn more about what CGM can offer you.

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