Diabetes Care and Education
At Providence, our goal is to provide exceptional care and support to those affected by diabetes. With individualized care plans and quality education, our comprehensive services can help you live with diabetes in a way that fits your lifestyle.
Our diabetes program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and meets the national standards of diabetes management.
Ask your primary care provider for a referral. Individual counseling and workshops are charged directly to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid. Charity care is available to those who have no insurance.
Whether you have been newly diagnosed, or are having trouble managing your diabetes, we recommend meeting face-to-face with a diabetes nurse or nutrition educator.
Our educational workshops are for newly-diagnosed diabetics, or those in need of a review of diabetes self-management.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (except August and December), 5-6 p.m. at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Level 1 near the cafeteria. Free; all are welcome.
The workshops and individual counseling require a physician referral. The cost is covered by most insurance plans including Medicare. For more information, contact our diabetes coordinator: 509-897-2822.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center also organizes several free diabetes education events and support group meetings. Please contact us if you are interested in more information about these free diabetes events.