Providence is committed to improving the health of our communities through diabetes education and prevention. We offer services throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Our team is excited to partner with you to improve your health and well-being.
Whether you have had diabetes for some time or are newly diagnosed, our program offers you and your family the knowledge and self-care skills necessary to live a healthy life.
Diabetes is a serious and complicated condition, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Education is vital for diabetes management. Successful outcomes depend on your active involvement in your care.
By arming yourself with information, regular health care, and a little motivation, you can learn to manage diabetes. We can help. Providence Diabetes Education serves to improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.
We are accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES).
Diabetes education is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Financial assistance is available if you do not have insurance.
We offer adult and pediatric services including:
- Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Type 1
- Type 2
- Gestational Diabetes
We are located within PMG clinics to best collaborate with the care team, and to meet patients closer to home.
Diabetes & Nutrition EducationOur services
Providence Diabetes Education Services focuses on the following core areas to help you live well with diabetes:
Education and training
- Healthy Coping
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Blood Sugar Monitoring
- Diabetes Medicine
- Problem Solving
- Reducing Risks
- Overview of diabetes – types, causes and management
- Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES)
- Diabetes during pregnancy
- Pre-conception planning
- Pregnancy follow-ups
- Gestational diabetes
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Weight management
- Blood glucose meter training
- Evaluation of and understanding blood sugar patterns
- Insulin and other diabetes injectable administration (vial + syringe, pen + pen needles)
- Insulin adjustment
- Insulin pump training
- Continuous glucose monitor training
- Carb to insulin ratios
About diabetesHealthy copingHealthy eating
- Providence Guide to Living Well with Diabetes
- Providence Guide to Living Well with Diabetes (Spanish)
- Providence Guide to Living Well with Gestational Diabetes
- Providence Guide to Living Well with Gestational Diabetes (Spanish)
- Nutrition Classes
- Free Diabetes Apps
- Foot Care Clinics
- Diabetes Support Groups
- Cookbooks and Publications
- Organizations and Websites
- Financial Resources
- Diabetes medications
- Healthy Plate Drawings of Foods
- My Food Plan
- My Food Plan (Spanish)
- The Plate Method
- The Plate Method (Spanish)
Know your numbersPregnancy and diabetesVideos
- Insulin Facts and How To's
- Insulin Facts and How To's (Spanish)
- Diabetes Care: How to Inject Insulin with a Syringe
- Diabetes Care: How to Mix and Inject Insulin with a Syringe
- Diabetes Care: How to Inject Insulin with a Pen Needle
Prevent (Diabetes Prevention Program)
In the nationally-recognized lifestyle change program, participants share stories, try new things and build new habits – all while lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes and improving their health.
- Curriculum designed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- A support group of people with similar goals and challenge
- Regular meetings over one year
- Self-monitoring of weight, activity, food & beverages, and goals
- A lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program
Clinical dietitians at Providence are dedicated to teaching patients how to make nutritionally-sound food choices no matter their disease or condition. Whether to speed up your recovery process, help you prevent disease, or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, our registered dietitians can put you on the path to optimal health.