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Diabetes Education Center in Macomb, IL

Our Dedicated Staff Is Here to Help You

For more information, call the MDH Diabetes Education Center at (309) 836-1634.

Currently, 34.2 million Americans are living with diabetes and another 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed every year according to the American Diabetes Association. The numbers are astounding and diabetes can quickly become overwhelming to those who are diagnosed. Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or have been fighting against diabetes for awhile, the MDH Diabetes Education Center is here to help you and your loved ones navigate the way.

About the Diabetes Center

The MDH Diabetes Education Center works closely with your healthcare provider, pharmacist, and care team to provide you complete diabetes care. We are prepared to assist you in overcoming any barriers you have for diabetes care with the help of our partners including the MDH Wound Care and Ostomy Clinic, MDH Behavioral Health Services, MDH Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and MDH Nutrition Services.

The Diabetes Education Center has been a recognized program by the American Diabetes Association since 2002.

MDH Earns Recognition from the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes by driving discovery through research and innovation, intensifying the urgency around the diabetes epidemic and supporting people living with and affected by diabetes, announced the continued recognition of McDonough District Hospital through the Education Recognition Program (ERP).

The ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational services meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES).

MDH’s Self-Management Diabetes Education program provides high-quality education for patient self-care, one of the primary goals of the ERP. Through the support of the MDH healthcare team and increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes, the patient can assume a major part of the responsibility for his/her diabetes management. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education.

Diabetes Center Services

  • Nutritional guidelines
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Understanding of pre-diabetes, diabetes Type 1, Type 2, gestational and glucose intolerance
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Insulin administration and/or medication use
  • Insulin pump training
  • Prevention of diabetes-related complications
  • Psychosocial adjustment
  • Continuous glucose monitor
  • Diabetes foot care
  • Group education classes, such as the Commit to Get Fit Class

Who Benefits from Education?

  • Anyone with known diabetes requesting consultation or updated information
  • Anyone newly diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or gestational diabetes
  • Anyone with current diabetes management problems
  • Anyone with a change in treatment that requires new skills and knowledge

Diabetes Education Center Goals

  • To improve quality-of-life issues by teaching diabetes self-management skills
  • To reduce the long-term complications of diabetes through individual and family education
  • To increase the efficient use of the healthcare system by decreasing the number of hospital admissions of persons with diabetes

A Caring, Qualified Staff

The MDH Diabetes Education Center is staffed by professionals with expertise in diabetes and diabetes self-management.

Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


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