Center For Diabetes And Nutrition Education

Center For Diabetes And Nutrition Education

Our diabetes and nutrition center educates patients on diabetes self-management through one-on-one and group sessions. The information learned in these sessions empowers our patients to take control of their diabetes and live healthy lives. We also educate patients on nutrition to help with weight management, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions.

The staff is composed of Nurses, Dietitians, and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES).

Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Our Certified Diabetes Educators offer in-depth one-on-one and group classes. They provide education, coaching and support to patients and families to help manage diabetes and live healthy lives.

Diabetes Self-Management Training

In-depth one-on-one and group sessions: Education, coaching and support to live healthy lives.

Topics include:

  • Basic diabetes management
  • Blood glucose monitor training
  • Nutrition, food labels, eating out
  • Insulin management
  • Exercise
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
  • Sick day management
  • Proper foot care
  • Community resources
  • Insulin Pump training
  • Continuous Glucose Monitor training
  • Community resources
  • Diabetes in pregnancy or Gestational diabetes

Medical Nutrition Therapy

One-on-one counseling sessions for appropriate, individualized eating plans.

Services include:

  • High cholesterol
  • Gluten intolerance/celiac disease
  • Food allergies
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Weight management for adults
  • Tube feedings

In-Patient Education: Our Nutrition Department offers nutrition education services to patients who are hospitalized at OSU Medical Center. Certified Diabetes Educators provide diabetes education for inpatients, including insulin instruction and blood glucose monitoring.

OSU Medical Center’s Diabetes Center Staff strive to meet the needs of the community they serve. The Tulsa region has many uninsured people with diabetes. Uninsured patients are welcome to attend a free, monthly, three-hour “Survival Skills” class. Our goal is to improve the health of all Tulsa residents.

A doctor’s referral order is needed for all consults and classes. Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes are covered by Medicare and many insurance carriers. For more information or to schedule an individual outpatient appointment or a group class, call 918-599-5946.

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