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If you or someone you care about has diabetes, SwedishAmerican offers a number of helpful resources, including diabetes and nutrition education, and support for those with diabetes and their caregivers.

Diabetes Self-Management Center

Certified diabetes educators and registered licensed dietitians offer individual and group counseling on diabetes self-care in collaboration with their physician.

Individuals can learn the skills to manage and take control of their diabetes to live a healthier, happier life with diabetes. A physician referral is required. This service is located in the SwedishAmerican Camelot Tower office building, located on the campus of SwedishAmerican Hospital.

Diabetes Education

Individual and group sessions are offered by certified diabetes educators, (advanced practice nurse, registered nurses, and clinical dietitians. Day-to-day self-care management is discussed. Areas of self-care include: medications, treatment of emergencies, self-blood glucose monitoring, self-care (skin, foot, eye, dental, exercise, sick day, stress, travel and nutrition counseling.) Initial teaching upon diagnosis, as well as follow-up teaching is provided. Ambulatory insulin and pump therapy can also be provided. An individualized plan of care is developed. Appointment times are flexible. Call your Primary Care Physician and request an appointment with the Diabetes Educators.

Nutrition Center

Dealing with diabetes on a daily basis can be challenging and sometimes frustrating. People sharing and caring can be an effective way to lighten the load. We welcome everyone with diabetes, and those who care for them, to join us. Feedback reveals these sessions are informative, supportive and fun. The group meets four times a year.

For more information about these resources, please call (779) 696-4190 or send an e-mail message to: diabetescenter@swedishamerican.org.
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Rockford, IL 61104
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