Diabetes Education and Counseling

Education is the first step toward managing diabetes. At Kadlec's Diabetes Learning Center, we are committed to helping clients gain a better understanding of diabetes as well as the self-management skills and confidence needed to live full and happy lives.

What to expect

Our diabetes education team of nurses and dietitians offers training and education in the following areas:

  • Understanding the diagnosis and treatment of all types of diabetes
  • Understanding complications, prevention and treatment
  • Balancing medication, exercise and meal planning for blood glucose control
  • Home glucose monitoring and meters
  • Using oral medications, injectable medications and insulin effectively and safely
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continious glucose monitor (CGM)
  • Pre-pregnancy and pregnancy counseling
  • Management of sick days to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Available community resources
  • Life-time self-management skills through ongoing education

For more information on Providence and Kadlec diabetes research and clinical trials, visit research.providence.org or call 509-783-4637.