The Diabetes Care staff offers comprehensive knowledge and experience in diabetes management, pre-diabetes, and diabetes prevention.
Our team provides medical care, education, and support for people affected by diabetes while helping them better understand and manage their condition. Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) is an important part of the process.
The goal of St. Joseph's Diabetes Care is to provide you with information that helps you become an active part of your health care team. We work closely with patients’ primary care providers and other specialists to coordinate seamless, comprehensive care.
The St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is recognized as a National Diabetes Education Program by the American Diabetes Association. To qualify for this recognition, our Diabetes Care has met rigorous standards established by the American Diabetes Association.
What is diabetes self-management training?
Diabetes Self-Management is an essential part of diabetes care. It provides people with diabetes the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform diabetes self-care tasks. The process involves informed decision-making, problem solving, and collaboration with the health care team to improve health status and quality of life for people with diabetes
what does diabetes self-management training cover?
- Defining diabetes
- Monitoring blood sugars
- Physical activity
- Reducing risks associated with diabetes
- Nutrition management
- Healthy Eating
- Healthy coping
- Pump training
- Pre-conception care and pregnancy management
- Intensive insulin management/Insulin Pump Therapy
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Search through our database of dedicated staff and their qualifications to find the right provider for you.
Read our informational PDF describing the different classes and services we offer for successfully managing your diabetes.
Call 208-799-5227 for more information or to visit with one of our educators:
Susan Rauch, RN, BSN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Patient Education Coordinator
Courtney Goff, RD, LD
Certificate of Training in Adult and Children/Adolescent Weight Management