Diabetes Services Tailored to Your Needs
Diabetes Services at Oakwood is committed to providing you with the best diabetes care possible. Our program is approved by the American Diabetes Association, therefore you know you will be getting the best training available. We work with your primary care provider to plan diabetes care and educational services that will help you to learn to manage your diabetes and control your blood sugar levels. And, controlling blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes!
The program covers every aspect of diabetes, including gestational diabetes and insulin pump training. After an initial visit, the plan will be tailored to you, and may cover:
- Glucose Monitoring
- Sick Days
- Personal Care
- Oral Medications
- Injecting Insulin
- Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Management
- Basal-Bolus and/or Insulin Pump Training
- Setting Goals
- Meal Planning
- Carbohydrate Counting
- Dealing with Stress
- Preventing Complications
- Managing High and Low Blood Sugar
- Pregnancy and Diabetes
- Living with Diabetes
We meet with every client individually to address your concerns privately and assist in setting personal goals. We also provide group classes where you will learn from others with diabetes as well as the instructors.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
In addition to diabetes education, MNT provides individualized counseling with a registered dietician. This benefit is covered Medicare for those with diabetes and/or kidney disease. Many private health insurance providers cover MNT as well. Check with your insurance plan to confirm MNT coverage. To Make an Appointment You may be referred at any time by yourself, your doctor, or other healthcare provider. You will need a prescription or referral requesting diabetes self-management education and/or medical nutrition therapy from your doctor if you desire insurance coverage for services.
To schedule an appointment call 800.543.WELL
Glucose Monitors and Supplies
To obtain your blood glucose meter and diabetes supplies, call Oakwood Home Medical Equipment at 313.271.8120 or 800.752.2273. Members of Health Alliance Plan (HAP) or NGS (OHSCare): learn more about the diabetes services program provided by Oakwood Home Medical Equipment in association with HAP and NGS.