Diabetes Management Program
Managing diabetes is a lifelong journey. We understand that controlling diabetes – along with everyday responsibilities such as work, family and planning for the future – can feel overwhelming at times. Diabetes does not have to slow you down. We are here to help you meet your health goals so you can focus on what’s most important to you.
Education is key to diabetes management. The American Diabetes Association recommends seeing your diabetes educator at least once per year. Diabetes education is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance providers.
Get the education and support you need through Ochsner’s Diabetes Management Program. Your Ochsner-affiliated primary care provider can help you enroll.
The Diabetes Management Program is for adults ages 18 and older that have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The program is led by certified diabetes educators that are also registered nurses or registered dietitians.
Through group classes and individual appointments, we provide education and support for:
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Prevention and management of diabetes-related complications
- Medication management
- Stress and psychosocial adjustment
- Nutrition and weight management
- Physical activity
- Goal setting and problem-solving
This program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association for meeting all national standards for diabetes self-management and support.
Your diabetes educator can also connect you to additional services as needed:
- Endocrine specialty services and urgent endocrinology services
- Social workers and RN care managers
- Ochsner’s medical fitness program
We can also offer support groups, eye screenings, foot exams and pharmacy assistance.