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Diabetes Education

Our diabetes program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and meets the national standards of diabetes management.

Individual Counseling

We recommend that anyone who is newly diagnosed with diabetes, or is having trouble managing their diabetes, meet face to face with a diabetes nurse or nutrition educator.

Diabetes Workshops

Our Diabetes Education Workshops are for newly-diagnosed diabetics, or those in need of a review of diabetes self-management.

Diabetes Support Group Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (except August and December), 5-6 p.m. at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Level 1 near the cafeteria. Free; all are welcome.

The workshops and individual counseling require a physician referral. The cost is covered by most insurance plans including Medicare. Providence St. Mary Medical Center also organizes several free diabetes education events and support group meetings. Please contact us if you are interested in more information about these free diabetes events.


Individual counseling and workshops are charged directly to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid. Charity care is available to those who have no insurance.

For more information, contact our Diabetes Coordinator: (509) 897-2822.