CentraCare Diabetes Services

Diabetes Education & Management in Central Minnesota

Managing diabetes can be overwhelming. Our team is here to support you. With the right care and education, most complications can be prevented.

CentraCare Health provides a full range of diabetes care for patients and families in our region through education, leadership, health promotion and preventive services. We help you manage your diabetes so you can maintain the best possible health and quality of life. Ask your provider for a referral.

Our team of experts includes:

  • Endocrinologists (specialist who care for patients with diabetes)
  • Certified Diabetes Educators (registered nurses, registered dietitians)
  • Pharmacists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Practice

Our diabetes and endocrinology program was named one of the top 50 in the nation in 2017 by U.S. News & Report. To earn this recognition, a hospital must demonstrate an exceptional ability to care for patients with complex issues. We are proud to have earned this award, and our team is committed to providing you and your family with the same care and attention that won it for us in the first place.

Diabetes Education

Several CentraCare locations offer diabetes self-management education. Diabetes can be life-threatening if you don’t know how to manage it, so learning the basics should be your first priority after being diagnosed.

Basics of diabetes management:

  • Measure blood-sugar levels – Diabetes is a condition which stops or reduces the production of insulin in the body. Insulin is responsible for converting sugar into energy, so without it, your health is put at risk. It is important to know how to measure and adjust your blood-sugar levels to prevent serious health complications.
  • Maintain a healthy weight – Being overweight makes it even harder to manage diabetes. Diabetes can cause problems with the circulatory system, and obesity makes these problems worse.
  • Create a healthy diet – You need to eat a balanced diet that includes leafy greens and lean protein. Our experienced nutritionist can help you make a diabetes-healthy diet.
  • Exercise – Exercising for just 30 minutes a day, five days a week will be a big boost for your health and fitness.

We will work closely with you and your family to develop a management plan that is right for you. An individualized plan allows you to make choices that put your in control of your life and diabetes, rather than letting the disease control you.

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    Locations & Contact Information

    Diabetes self-management education currently is being offered at:

    CentraCare certified diabetes educators also are available at the locations above, as well as following clinics:

    Our Diabetes Care Locations

    We have 12 locations offering this service. Enter your zip code to find the location nearest to you.

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