Diabetes Education Center

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A physician's referral is required to schedule an appointment. Call 785-505-3062 or fax a physician referral form to 785-505-5290.

Diabetes Education Center at Lawrence Endocrinology

If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 1, or Type 2, gestational diabetes or prediabetes, you may be overwhelmed by information about this complex disease. Making healthy choices, monitoring your blood sugar, taking your medications, and staying physically active help reduce your risk for complications.

The Diabetes Education Center at Lawrence Endocrinology offers individualized care to help you to understand your illness and take control of your overall health. Our certified diabetes care and education specialists, consisting of a registered nurse and a dietitian, provide education in individual and small group classes.

Education to manage and monitor your diabetes well

The Diabetes Education Center offers a wide range of resources and education on these topics:

Support for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes or Prediabetes

  • Free glucose monitoring for patients attending the program
  • Free monthly diabetes education and support classes
  • Free quarterly prediabetes education classes
  • Monthly hands-on cooking classes

Meet our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

James Florez, RN, CDCES

James Florez, RN, CDCES

James joined the LMH Diabetes Education Center in 2019. He worked as a registered nurse for North Kansas City Hospital on their telemetry/renal unit for 10 years, and then for Hellman and Rosen Endocrinology where he obtained his Diabetes Educator Certification in 2017. He lives in Bonner Springs with his wife of 25 years and enjoys hiking/backpacking in the mountains and playing music as an accomplished musician.



Aubrey Kough, MS, RDN, LD

Aubrey Kough, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Aubrey joined the LMH Diabetes Education Center in 2021 and obtained her Diabetes Educator Certification in 2022. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences. Aubrey is a Lawrence native, where she gained experience in community health, food service, long-term care, and acute care prior to specializing in diabetes education. She and her husband currently reside in Lawrence with their two dogs where they enjoy hiking, gardening, and cooking.

The Diabetes Education Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support. The program has maintained this credential since 2004, so you can be confident in your choice for diabetes education at LMH Health.

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