Educational Services

The Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro offers complete diabetes education and targeted nutrition counseling. Our Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator and Certified Registered Dietitian have developed a comprehensive diabetes education program in individualized sessions to help patients gain the everyday skills needed to manage diabetes successfully.

At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, Type 1, Type 2, gestational, and newly diagnosed diabetics are provided with the assistance they need to create their own diabetes management plan.

Creating a Diabetes Management Plan Includes

  • Blood glucose self-monitoring and evaluation
  • Recognizing and treating low blood sugar
  • Meal planning
  • Weight management
  • Foot and eye care recommendations
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Diabetes management during pregnancy

Medical Nutrition Therapy

The Certified Registered Dietitian at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro provides nutrition counseling and assessments and can tailor a program for any patient using the guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes Education Class

The Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro Diabetes Education Class reviews the basics of diabetes management. Few diseases call for as much self-care as diabetes. And, few diseases have so much comprehensive information patients must learn to successfully manage it. Our Diabetes Education Class provides information that is easily adaptable to your lifestyle. The class includes information on nutrition, medications, home glucose monitoring, exercise, the importance of stress management, and avoiding long and short-term complications. In an effort to keep all your diabetes team members informed, we provide a detailed summary of your participation to your personal healthcare provider.

For more information, and to schedule a class, please call our certified diabetes nurse educator at 310-241-4065 or our certified registered dietitian at 310-832-3311 ext 0244. A physician referral is required to attend class; your physician's office may fax the referral to 310-514-5411 for the Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator and 310-514-4312 for the Certified Registered Dietitian.

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