Diabetes Services

Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body. Diabetes can, among other things, contribute to eye disorders and blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, and nerve damage. It can affect pregnancy and cause birth defects, as well.

Although diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease (with the exception of gestational diabetes), with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene, and exercise, symptoms and complications can be successfully treated and managed.

Creating a Treatment Plan

Our Ministry Diabetes Services team members realize that diabetes is a very personal disease. By getting to know you as an individual, we will work with you to create a self-management plan that meets your needs. This plan will Incorporate your daily activities, family demands, eating habits, health problems and school/work schedules.

Outpatient Education

  • Comprehensive diabetes education program
  • Recognized by the American Diabetes Association
  • Individualized appointments with diabetes nurse
  • Individualized appointments with diabetes dietitian
  • Individual appointments will vary based on diabetes services team and program
  • Group classes: morning, afternoon & evening options
  • Follow-up appointments

You are encouraged to speak with your primary care provider to obtain a referral for outpatient diabetes education. Fees are determined by the length of each individual program. We encourage you to call your insurance provider to verify coverage for the diabetes education appointments.

Primary Care

Our certified Nurse Practitioner is here to:

  • Address urgent treatment needs
  • Conduct scheduled diabetes care appointments
  • Assist patients with insulin pump therapy
  • Work closely with physicians on diabetes management
  • Reinforce diabetes education and refer patients to
  • outpatient diabetes education program

Hospital Care

  • Assist nursing staff with diabetes patient education
  • Work closely with physicians regarding diabetes care and education
  • Facilitate patient enrollment

Online Resources

The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician. Please consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.

 

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Hypertension, Dialysis and Clinical Nephrology (HDCN)

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

National Eye Institute

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Information Request

To find out more about Ministry's services:

Submit an online Request or Contact Us by phone.


Certified American Diabetes Association Locations

 

Rhinelander
Ministry Medical Group
715.361.2045

Stevens Point
Ministry Medical Group
715.342.7549

Wabasha
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
615.565.4531