The Diabetes Education and Wellness Program at Chabert Medical Center provides excellent diabetes care to all diabetes patients. The multidisciplinary team is led by a staff endocrinologist, two registered nurses and a registered dietitian to assist patients in self-managing diabetes.
This program is a leader in quality diabetes education and has been certified by the
American Diabetes Association (ADA)® Education since 2001. The LSUHSC Health Care Services Division has awarded this program for 1st Place in Clinical Excellence six times in the past eight years.
Chabert Medical Center cares for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A certified insulin pump trainer is on staff to assist with insulin pump therapy as necessary.
Participation in the program can be obtained through physician referral.
The program consists of a 3-part series of classes that are offered
Monday – Friday and held in the Education Department. Patients are encouraged to bring family members to class. Patients whom attend all
three classes in the series within one calendar year are celebrated with a graduation ceremony.
As of December 02, 2009, LJCMC boasts of 1,722 graduates from The Diabetes Education and Wellness Program.
Vivian Bradley proudly
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Reaches Out to Teens for a Healthy Future
The Diabetes Education and Wellness Program would like to introduce a special group of teens to everyone. Danielle, Kendall, Jerry, Veleria, and Dylan are our teen insulin pump users. These teens have type 1 diabetes and wear an insulin pump to control their blood sugar.
Insulin pump therapy is the most advanced technology available to deliver insulin. For these teens to be eligible for an insulin pump, they must have mastered carbohydrate counting and diabetes self-management skills. Many of these teens have been living with diabetes as early as 5 years old.
The Diabetes Education and Wellness Program offered a group class for these teens to review daily self-management skills and teach new advanced practices such as using a temp basal feature to decrease insulin during exercise. Most importantly, the teens were allowed time to discuss pros and cons of pump therapy and share with one another the realities of living with diabetes in their daily lives.
We would like to recognize this group of teens for their dedication in managing their chronic disease.
Paige Robichaux, RN, CDE