Nutrition and Diabetes Education Program
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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 a nurse and dietitian certified diabetes educators. It covers blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting and meal planning, exercise goals, preventing complications, and much more. Materials and refreshments are provided. Call 314-525-4508 for class schedules.
Carbohydrate Counting Workshop
This follow-up class is part of our "refresher" class series, directed toward those who have had diabetes education in the past, but need a review of important concepts or want to learn advanced skills to improve blood sugar control. Taught by the dietitian certified diabetes educator, this class includes a review of carbohydrate counting and practical meal planning tips in addition to advanced skills, such as dining out, adding variety, recipe modification, and handling special occasions. Call 314-525-4508 to register.
Gestational Diabetes Class
This class is taught in conjunction with the nurses in St. Anthony’s Perinatal Center. The nurse will provide an overview of gestational diabetes and teach monitoring of blood glucose and ketones. Our dietitian teaches meal-planning and 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.
Small Steps to a Healthy Tomorrow
Have you been told your blood sugar is "a little high" or that you have "pre-diabetes?" We offer a unique program to help you prevent diabetes taught by one of our registered, licensed dietitians. Meal-planning, weight loss strategies, calorie recommendations, a carbohydrate counting book, and blood glucose assessment are included.$20 for class and materials. Call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) for class dates and registration.
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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