Diabetes Management

Our program

The Ochsner Diabetes Management Program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and consists of certified diabetes educators who are registered nurses or registered dietitians. Our team works with adults ages 18 and older that have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to see a diabetes educator, speak with your physician for a referral.


Basic Diabetes Group Classes are completed in a single 5 hour session. Lunch is provided and the session is interactive using multiple staff and learning tools. Classes are available on a monthly basis and the information presented includes:

  • Diabetes overview
  • Monitoring of blood sugar
  • Prevention & management of acute and chronic complications
  • Medication management
  • Stress and psychosocial adjustment
  • Healthy eating, food label reading and carbohydrate counting
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Goal setting


Specialized Individual Appointments are also available. These include:

  • Education needs assessment (must be completed before attending any group class)
  • Insulin and/or other diabetes injection administration
  • Self blood sugar monitoring
  • Nutrition counseling for diabetes and weight management
  • Insulin pump training
  • Personal continuous blood sugar monitoring training
  • Advanced carb counting