Diabetes Education

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Diabetes Education Department 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 Department has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the national standards for quality diabetes patient education programs.

Our services include:

DIABETES

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 Parish Hospital in the Conference Center. For more information, please call 985-871-5949.

PRE-DIABETES

Registered Dietitians at St. Tammany Parish Hospital 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.

GESTATIONAL DIABETES

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 Jeannette Rousseau RD LDN CDE at 985-871-5949 for more information.

MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Diabetes Education Department 
(985) 871-5949

Medical Nutrition Therapy
(985) 898-4063

Scheduling 
(985) 871-5665

American Diabetes Association
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