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St. Rose Offers a Variety of Diabetes Services

St.Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Diabetes Education program has the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Certification of Recognition for diabetes self-management training, and its certified diabetes educators are providing diabetics education based on where they are both physically and in their understanding of managing their disease. 

In the Emergency Department

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately one-third of diabetics don’t know they have this dangerous disease, and unfortunately, some don’t receive an initial diagnosis until they end up in a hospital emergency department. This fact keeps our St. Rose diabetes educators on their toes.

“Our aim is to provide quality diabetes education to patients whether they are in the ER, a patient room or visiting our outpatient clinic,” says Sherry Poinier, RD, certified diabetes educator. “If we are called to the ER, we begin the education process and encourage patients to get a referral from their doctor so they can continue education in the outpatient setting.”

In the Patient’s Hospital Room

If an emergency room patient is admitted to the hospital for additional care or treatment, diabetes educators routinely visit the patient’s room to ensure that they understand their nutritional plan, their medications and other aspects of their care. They also develop discharge plans that increase the odds the patient will take advantage of additional outpatient education that promotes diabetes self-management skills.

“Early diabetes education offered by physicians, nurses and diabetes educators is shown to make a measurable difference in a patient’s understanding of their disease and how active a role they play in managing their health,” says Sherry. “It also reduces the risk of re-hospitalization due to diabetes complications.”

At the St. Rose Outpatient Diabetes Clinic

St.Rose also has an outpatient diabetes clinic dedicated to offering diabetics who obtain a physician’s referral more in-depth education including individual consultation followed by up to eight hours of group education, access to a monthly support group, follow up evaluation and healthy cooking demonstrations. If further assistance is required, St. Rose offers clients additional, individualized nutrition therapy and diabetes education on an ongoing basis.

For more information on the St. Rose diabetes program, call 702-616-6545.

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