Areas of Care

Diabetes Management Center Helping You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

The Diabetes Management Center offers evaluation, individual and group education and support for people living with diabetes. The center strives to empower patients to successfully manage their diabetes on a daily basis.

Because successful diabetes management depends largely on the patient, education is extremely important. Patients learn about the disease itself, their prescribed medication, nutrition, activity and personal goal setting. Education regarding early recognition of signs and symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) are included.

Better Management With Our Education Offerings

The Diabetes Management Center offers diabetes education in both individual and group settings. Diabetes Dynamics classes, Diabetes Basics, and community health fairs are available to the community. Diabetes Dynamics is a two-class course that meets once a month that teaches the basics of diabetes management, nutrition, foot care, exercise goal setting and motivation.

For more information on these educational offerings, call (504) 503-4165.

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Are you at risk for Type 2 diabetes? Change Your Number/Change your Life can change that.


  • CHANGE YOUR NUMBER – CHANGE YOUR LIFE

    Have you been told you have Prediabetes or borderline high blood sugar?

    Did you know that simply changing eating and exercise habits can help prevent or significantly reduce the risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? A team of nurses, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists have developed a 4-week program to get you started on a path to better health.

    • Week 1 – Tuesday, March 12th: What is Pre-diabetes?

    • Week 2 – Tuesday, March 19th: Eating Right to Prevent Type 2

    • Week 3 – Tuesday, March 26th: Being Physically Active

    • Week 4 – Tuesday, April 2nd: Maintaining Your Progress

    All sessions are 1-hour and start at 4:30 p.m. Weeks 1 and 2 will be held in the EJGH Conference Center, Esplanade 3 room. Weeks 3 and 4 will be held in EJGH Conference Center, Esplanade 2 room.

    Cost for program is $69 for EJGH Team Members or EJGH Wellness Center Members. $89 for others. Registration ends February 28th.

    Click here to register online. Or for more information or help with registration, call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000.

Get Help From Peers & Pros At Our Diabetes Support Group

Sponsored by the Diabetes Management Center, this support group is free and meets on the last Thursday of each month from noon to 1 pm. Members share information and support each other to promote successful diabetes management. New members are welcome. Please call (504) 503-4165 for more information.

In the event you are not able to attend our class or support group, and if you have questions about managing your diabetes between support group meetings, please email your questions to dmanage@ejgh.org. A certified diabetes educators will answer your questions and concerns about diabetes management.