Diabetes Education


Improving Your Health

At CHI St. Vincent, we are committed to improving the health of people at risk for diabetes or those living with diabetes. We know it can be a struggle, so we offer:

  • Group Classes
  • Individual
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Gestational
  • Prevention
  • Support Groups

For more information about Diabetes Education Classes, call: 501.552.5870 (Little Rock)


In partnership with your physician, our diabetes educators provide a variety of outpatient services at most CHI St. Vincent locations. A physician referral is required for individual instruction, group classes, nutrition therapy and gestational education. Check with your insurance company to see if Diabetes Education is a covered service.

Diabetes Education: Individual

Educators are available to instruct you and your family on the basics of self-management and nutrition. Individual instruction in insulin therapy is also available. Our instructors will assist you in the selection of the most appropriate monitor.



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Diabetes Education: Group

If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been diagnosed in the past, the classes will help you improve your diabetes control. Classes are taught by a registered nurse/ diabetes educator and dietitian. Topics include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of contributing factors
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Treatment options
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Medications and insulin
  • Exercise
  • Preventing and managing high and low blood sugar
  • Preventing and managing complications
  • Learning to live with diabetes
  • Goal setting and life style change

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition plays an important role in your health. A dietitian will provide individualized information based on your lifestyle and treatment plan. Topics include:

  • Meal planning
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Reading food labels
  • Dining out
  • Weight management
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure management

Gestational Diabetes

Our Gestational Diabetes Education program will assist you with your special diabetes management needs during pregnancy. The program consists of:

  • Nutrition education including an individualized meal plan – one or more sessions with the registered dietitian
  • Self-management education including blood sugar monitoring, sick day care, target blood sugars – one or more sessions with a registered nurse/diabetes educator.


Pre-diabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Call us for current program options.






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