Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

810-216-1840

With 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes annually, Lake Huron Medical Center understands the importance of providing education and support to those living with this manageable disease. Our Diabetes Care is delivered with the same high-quality, compassionate care you've come to expect from us. Our Certified Diabetes Educators have been recognized by the Joint Commission for our Inpatient Diabetes Program and are available to assist those living with diabetes. Teaching up-to-date skills our team is here to offer you the diabetes management training and support to successfully live with your diabetes. We offer education and support to those with pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes.

Control Your Diabetes and Get Back to Life
According to the American Diabetes Association, 10 percent of Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and amputations. By 2020, 15 percent of Americans are expected to have the disease.

In addition, an estimated 41 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a term describing a condition for those who have blood glucose levels higher than they should be, but are not yet high enough to be classified as diabetes. The higher levels put these individuals at greater risk of developing not only diabetes, but also heart disease and stroke.

These health risks can be prevented or delayed through successful management of pre-diabetes and diabetes. Diabetes management starts with education.

Self-Management Training Program
The Self-Management Training Program at Lake Huron Medical Center is certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health. It has been awarded recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and is designed to meet your individual needs, whether you are newly diagnosed or would like to update your self-care education program and skills.

Our program utilizes the Dexcom Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor to help you and your physician learn more about your blood sugar levels and your diabetes therapy.

  • Program Topics Include:
    • Diabetes Overview
    • Nutrition Management
    • Medications
    • Blood Glucose Monitoring & Use of Results
    • Complications and Risk Factors
    • Lifestyle Changes
    • Exercise & Activity
    • Stress
    • Family Involvement & Social Support
    • Preconception & Pregnancy Diabetes Management
    • Gestational Diabetes

The goal of this program is to educate and train you (and your family) in the self-management skills of diabetes. To help you achieve that goal, a support person (a family member or friend) is encouraged to attend.

  • How to register
    • Please call the Lake Huron Medical Center Diabetes Center for specific class dates or individual appointment times. Our number is at 810-216-1840.
    • Pre-registration is required, and you must have your physician’s approval to participate in the program.
  • Cost and fees
    • There is a fee for the Diabetes Self-Management Training Program. Medicaid, Medicare and many commercial and private insurance carriers reimburse program costs for ADA-recognized programs. Guidelines for reimbursement require a physician order. Please check your plan to see if you are covered for this service.

Diabetes Education & Support Group
Lake Huron Medical Center also offers a Diabetes Support and Education Group designed for people with diabetes and their families.

The group meets at 1:00 p.m., the fourth Thursday of each month, at Lake Huron Medical Center. A variety of guest speakers joins this self-directed group to provide additional educational information and support. The Diabetes Support Group is offered free of charge.

For additional information, please call 810-216-1840.