Diabetes Evaluation and Management
- Initiation, titrating and monitoring of insulin and/or oral diabetes medication
- Pump therapy initiation and/or management
- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGMS) interpretation and medication adjustments
Self Monitoring Blood Glucose – An educator will help to choose the best glucometer for each patient’s needs and will instruct on the value and technique of blood glucose testing.
Basics Course – This course is designed for people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Pre-Diabetes Class – This is a one-time class for patients who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes – An educator will meet one on one with patients to teach them about gestational diabetes.
Insulin Training – Diabetes educators are available to teach patients how to take insulin injections, the proper storage of insulin, action and peak times of their insulin regimen and which insulin delivery devices may work best for them.
Intensive Management – Patients will be taught intensive carbohydrate counting as well as how to use carbohydrate ratios and correction factors prescribed by their referring physician.
Insulin Pump Training – Kootenai Clinic’s diabetes education team includes educators who are certified insulin pump trainers.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Studies – This physician ordered study will help obtain valuable data to help patients get a better idea of blood sugar patterns.
Special Diet Considerations – Several of the diabetes educators are also registered dietitians and are able to meet one on one with patients to help them incorporate special diet restrictions with their diabetes self-management regimen.
For more information on these services, call (208) 625-5500.