Kootenai Clinic provides consultation and treatment for many endocrine disorders, including: thyroid disease, parathyroid conditions, adrenal disease, pituitary disorders, metabolic abnormalities and diabetes.
We also have a complete diabetes education program that has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality patient education.
Diabetes education gives you the knowledge and skills you need to manage your diabetes. Controlling your blood sugar helps you feel better. Keeping your blood sugars under control will help to prevent complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, and amputation.
- For information on hormone-related conditions, visit the Hormone Health Network www.hormone.org
- Find information and resources for diabetes at the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
Maria Rodebaugh, M.D., FACE, is the medical director of Kootenai’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Services. She provides consultation and treatment for endocrine disorders including, but not limited to:
- Thyroid disease
- Parathyroid conditions
- Adrenal disease
- Pituitary disorders
- Metabolic abnormalities
Office services include neck ultrasounds, FNA biopsies, CGMS and insulin pump therapy, as well as collaboration with the hospital in planning, managing and treatment.
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Classes and Education Opportunities
Kootenai Clinic Diabetes and Endocrinology hosts several classes for those managing diabetes. For more information, or to sign up, please call (208) 625-5500. Individual educational options are also available.
- Basics Class
- Gestational Diabetes class
- Diabetic Nutrition Course
Bimonthly, call for dates
- Diabetes Refresher Course
Bimonthly, call for dates
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Kootenai Clinic has a complete diabetes education program that has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality patient education.
Education recognition is a process through which programs that meet the criteria of the national standards for diabetes self-management education are formally identified for their performance and quality. Applications receive a rigorous and thorough review and those that achieve education recognition have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art education about diabetes self-management for participants. Medicare, Medicaid, as well as private insurances do not cover for diabetes education unless it is provided by a certified diabetes educator (CDE) at an ADA-recognized program.
Kootenai Clinic’s diabetes education team members, consisting of a family nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and registered dietitians, are experienced and certified diabetes educators (CDE).
CDE stands for certified diabetes educator. This credential demonstrates that the certified health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge of all areas of diabetes care and has met stringent eligibility and testing requirements. This multi-disciplinary credential assures that the educator you see is knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of diabetes care as well as skilled in patient education techniques. All educators at Kootenai Clinic’s ADA-recognized diabetes education program must maintain their CDE and/or meet minimum continuing education requirements annually in order to be able to counsel patients.