La Porte Hospital offers a variety of diabetes education and programs to the community, some free of charge. Classes are as follows:
Diabetes Support Group This free Diabetes Support Group provides a place for those with diabetes and their support team to share ideas, experiences, and problems related to diabetes. The group meets from 11 a.m.- noon, the fourth Monday of the month in the Heart & Vascular Center First Floor Conference Room at 901 Lincolnway, La Porte, or 11 a.m. – noon on the fourth Tuesday of the month from in the First Floor Conference Room at Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road, Knox. Call 219-326-2478 if you have questions.
Pre-Diabetes Individual Appointments Come learn about the risk factors for diabetes and steps to manage pre-diabetes. This information is perfect for individuals who may have had an abnormal blood sugar reading, or whose doctors have expressed concerns about the possibility of developing diabetes. Call 219-326-2478 to make an appointment.
Diabetes Self-Management Classes This is a comprehensive program to empower you to control your own health. A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Classes begin at the start of each month and continue for four weeks. Classes are offered from 9-11 a.m. Mondays or 5 – 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 219-326-2478 for details and to register.
Individual Appointments A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Appoints may be made with either a certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian depending on your treatment method and needs: insulin, injectable, gestational diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring and nutritional education. Call 219-326-2478 for details.