Diabetes Education

The St. Tammany Health System Diabetes Education Program provides diabetes self-management training and medical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes. Our team of Certified Diabetes Educators works closely with the referring physician to provide education and training to develop a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is designed to help educate patients and family members on how to manage this disease. Our team of educators works with all involved in the patient's care to meet the customized treatment goals. The program offers education in a variety of settings, including one-on-one and group classes. Most insurance companies, including Medicare, provide coverage for Diabetes Education.

Our Diabetes Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a provider of diabetes self-management education in accordance with the national standards for quality diabetes patient education programs.

Our services include:


Our team provides education and ongoing support so patients have a better understanding of how to live with diabetes. With a physician’s referral, we offer individual appointments and group classes to provide cost-effective, high-quality self-management training. Group classes are held once a month at St. Tammany Health System Women's Pavilion. For more information, please call 985-871-5949.


Registered Dietitians at St. Tammany Health System are available to provide medical nutrition therapy to individuals with pre-diabetes as an outpatient service. With a physician’s order, contact your insurance company before  making your appointment with a Registered Dietitian to see if this service is covered under your policy. To make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian, please call the Scheduling Department at 985-871-5665.


If you have been newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes, your physician may refer you to a Certified Diabetes Educator. Our program provides one to two individual sessions with a Certified Diabetes Educator, an initial assessment session and a follow-up session. You may contact the diabetes education program manager at 985-871-5983 for more information. Gestational Diabetes patients are now being seen at the Women's Pavilion of St.Tammany Health System on Wednesdays and Fridays. To schedule an appointment call 985-871-5665. 


Registered Dietitians are available to provide medical nutrition therapy individually for people with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, weight management, or other nutrition-related problems. In order to make an appointment with a registered dietitian, please have a physician’s order with your diagnosis and call the Scheduling Department at 985-871-5665.


Diabetes Education Department 
(985) 871-5983

Medical Nutrition Therapy
(985) 898-4063

(985) 871-5665

American Diabetes Association
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Terry Compton, APRN, MS, CDE
Lily Wesley, RD, LDN, CDE
Kelli Braud, RD, LDN, MS, CDE
Jeanette Rousseau, RD, LDN, CDE