Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with diabetes, the lifestyle changes can be overwhelming. Presence Saint Joseph offers several programs that can help you adjust to your new lifestyle and make good choices. For more information about Diabetes Education, please call 847.289.5732.

Living with Diabetes  - presented by a team of nurses, dietitians and a pharmacist providing comprehensive information essential to those who are newly diagnosed as well as those having difficulty regulating blood sugar. Meets the American Diabetes Association's National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Gestational Diabetes Consultation  - Scheduled with both a registered dietitian and a diabetes nurse educator, sessions cover blood glucose monitoring, meal planning and the importance of exercise to help prevent problems for both Mom and baby during pregnancy.

Insulin Pump Consultation/Insulin Pump Training - Scheduled with a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator/Certified Pump Trainer to review criteria and suitability of insulin pump therapy. Insulin Pump Training is scheduled in several sessions with both the nurse and the dietitian.

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) – A glucose sensor is worn for several days that continuously and automatically records glucose levels every five minutes.  This helps to identify underlying problems causing poor glucose control.  Data is collected and then downloaded to a computer.  A report is generated and sent to the physician to help identify patterns and employ corrective treatment.

Prevent T2 Diabetes Prevention Program – If you have prediabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes,  it’s time to take charge of your health!  The Prevent T2 lifestyle change program can help you make lasting changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes by providing:

  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach
  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you
  • And fun!

Sometimes people with with diabetes have non-healing wounds.  Did you know Presence Saint Joseph Hospital has a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center right on campus in Elgin, Illinois and serving patients in South Elgin, Huntley, and throughout Chicago and the Fox Valley.  Learn more today!

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