La Porte Hospital announces diabetes education opportunities for September

By: La Porte Hospital Last Updated: August 25, 2020

La Porte Hospital offers a variety of diabetes education and programs to the community, some free of charge. Class sizes are limited to ensure proper social distancing and masks are required. Pre-registration is required. 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 on the fourth Monday of the month in the Heart & Vascular Center First Floor Conference Room, 901 Lincolnway, La Porte. Call 219-326-2478 for more details.

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 for more details.

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 9-11:30 a.m. on Mondays or 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 219-326-2478 for more details.

Individual Appointments

A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Appointments 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 more details.