Diabetes Education


The Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition Services Program at St. Anthony’s offers a variety of classes to meet your needs. Registration is required for all classes.

Living Well with Diabetes

If you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have not received diabetes education before, our Living Well with Diabetes series is a comprehensive program that will give you the tools you need to successfully manage your health. This three-class series is taught by registered nurses, registered and licensed dietitians and certified diabetes educators. It covers blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting and meal planning, exercise goals, preventing complications, and much more. Materials are provided. Call 314-525-4523 for class schedules.

Gestational Diabetes Class

This class is provided in conjunction with the nurses in St. Anthony’s Perinatal Center. A Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian will provide an overview of gestational diabetes and teach blood glucose monitoring, meal planning, carbohydrate counting adapted specifically for gestational diabetes and current guidelines for meal management during pregnancy. For more information or to register for the class, call the Perinatal Center at 314-525-4871.

PreDiabetes Class

"Small Steps to a Healthy Tomorrow: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes" is presented by diabetes educators who are registered, licensed dietitians and registered nurses and is geared to those who have risk factors that include being overweight, sedentary lifestyle, family history of diabetes or prediabetes. Participants will learn about prediabetes, ways to increase their daily activity and strategies for healthy eating.

Upcoming Classes

Small Steps to a Healthy Tomorrow: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Saturday October 20, 2018
Presented by: Susan Klick, MSN, RN, CNL and Alison Brinker, RD, LD, CDE

Have you been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes? Is your blood sugar a “little high”? Do you have a family history of diabetes? Are you 40 years of age or older, overweight and inactive? Have you been told that you have prediabetes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this FREE class is for you!

Join Susan Klick, MSN, RN, CNL, CDE and Alison Brinker, RD, LD, CDE, for this free class on defining prediabetes, what you should do if you are diagnosed with prediabetes, and strategies for decreasing your risks for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Recommendations for increasing daily activities, meal planning and weight-loss strategies will be discussed.

Diabetes Consultation

If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or if you have had diabetes for years, depending on your insurance coverage, you may be eligible to meet for a consultation with our diabetes educators.
Call (314) 525-4523 today to learn more.