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Diabetes Support

Diabetes SupportThe Diabetes Education classes provided through The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea General Hospital provides a unique opportunity to train patients with diabetes on how to live with the disease and how to improve their self-care skills so that they can better manage their diabetes and their lives.

Our Diabetes Education Program services are provided by Ruby LeBlanc, RN, CDE, a certified diabetes educator. Our program has been certified by the American Diabetes Association and provides a six-hour training for patients, including information on signs and symptoms, risk factors, nutrition management, physical activity, monitoring your blood sugars and managing medications. Additional information is provided on reducing the risk of common complications of diabetes as well as useful information on handling common life situations that may affect the health of a diabetic patient. Our program includes follow up appointments to assist in monitoring after all classes have been completed.

Any physician may refer patients to our Diabetes Education Program. Once a referral is made, the patient will be contacted by the Diabetes Education Program staff, a class schedule will be discussed and a position will be held for the patient. Some patients may choose to bring a spouse, caregiver, or parent with them in order to gain the most information possible.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes, please ask your physician to refer you to the Diabetes Education Program at Lady of the Sea General Hospital. The care, compassion and most importantly, the education you will receive will change your life.

For more information about Diabetes Education services, please contact Lady of the Sea Learning Center at (985) 632-8373 or visit The Learning Center page.