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Diabetes Management at Memorial Hospital

Diabetes Management at Memorial Hospital

For more information or to sign up for classes, call 719-365-6987.

 

Printers Park Medical Plaza
175 S. Union Blvd, Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(map & directions)

 

Hospital operator: 719-365-5000
Free garage parking & valet

 

Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

(map & directions)
 

Hospital operator: 719-364-5000
Free parking

 

For health questions, health classes or help finding a doctor, ask our nurses at HealthLink, 719-444-CARE (2273).


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Diabetes management at Memorial Hospital is part of our health and wellness center where services are focused on disease management. For diabetes management, Memorial offers a three-week educational program (two-hour classes over the course of three weeks). The goal is self-management for optimal health—with or without insulin.

 

You’ll learn:

 

•  why watching what you eat, dieting and exercising are vital
•  how treatments and medications can help
•  why it’s important to control your stress levels
•  how to watch for complications
•  how to successfully manage your diabetes and enjoy true quality of life

 


Case Managers Lend a Helping Hand

The case managers at the health and wellness center at Memorial Hospital help you manage your health by providing additional one-on-one education, monitoring your blood sugar levels, adjusting medication as necessary and helping you navigate next steps if you need treatment. Case managers also help pregnant mothers with gestational diabetes and underlying diabetes (Type I and Type II). Registered dietitians are also available to provide nutrition services. Insulin pump/sensor training and management is also offered.

 


Precise Testing Equipment Gives an Accurate Picture of Blood Levels

You can have your blood tested with sophisticated equipment to get an extremely accurate picture of your blood levels. Simply call to set an appointment.


In addition to diabetes management, the health and wellness center at Memorial Hospital offers patients access to other testing and educational programs. Simply discuss your health situation with your physician and, if necessary, get a referral. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to clarify your coverage.

 


 Related information:


American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Prevention

Nutrition Counseling