Medical Plaza South
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Diabetes Care Center staff offers comprehensive knowledge and experience in diabetes management, pre-diabetes, and diabetes prevention. Our team provides medical care, education, and support for people affected by diabetes while helping them better understand and manage their condition. Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) is an important part of the process.
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Your Diabetes Care Center team includes:
- A board-certified endocrinologist
- An advanced practice clinician
- One registered nurses, who is a certified diabetes nurse educator
- Two registered dieticians, both certified diabetes educators
What is Diabetes Self-Management Training?
Diabetes Self Management Training is an essential part of diabetes care. It provides people with diabetes the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform diabetes self-care tasks. The process involves informed decision-making, problem solving, and collaboration with the health care team to improve health status and quality of life for people with diabetes.
The training includes two options. One is for the newly diagnosed who want to learn what affects blood sugar, the effects diabetes has on the body, etc. There is also a refresher course for people who have been living with diabetes. It’s an ever-changing disease and this brings those up to speed on the latest findings and advancements.
Diabetes Self-Management Training is for people who:
- Are newly-diagnosed with diabetes
- Are having difficulty managing their diabetes
- Have had a change in medication level of care
- Have any type of diabetes, and includes those on diet and exercise, pills, or insulin injections
What does Diabetes Self-Management Training cover?
- Defining diabetes
- Monitoring blood sugars
- Physical activity
- Reducing risks associated with diabetes
- Nutrition management
- Health habits
- Healthy coping
- Pump training
- Pre-conception care
- Intensive insulin management
- Gestational management
At the Diabetes Care Center, our goal is to provide you with information that helps you become an active part of your health care team. We work closely with patients’ primary care providers and other specialists to coordinate seamless, comprehensive care.
The Regional West Physicians Clinic-Diabetes Care Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Program as a certified diabetes education program. To qualify for certification, the Diabetes Care Center first had to meet rigorous standards established by the American Diabetes Program.
Appointment No-Shows and Late Arrivals-It is the policy of Regional West Physicians Clinic to monitor and manage appointment no-shows and late appointments. Any patient who arrives 15 minutes after their scheduled appointment time is considered late for his or her appointment. Regional West Physicians Clinic will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the patient within the patient session or to reschedule the patient at the earliest possible time, based on the nature of the presenting reason for the visit and the patient’s wishes.