Diabetes Self Management Program
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the National Quality Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Our program is for people with all types of diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, and both newly diagnosed and well-established patients that want to improve their blood glucose control.
An individualized approach, which may include a group learning session, allows the patient to identify the behavior changes and strategies needed to control diabetes. The Diabetes Education Program is staffed by nurses and dietitians specializing in diabetes management.
Programs and Topics Discussed:
- The Diabetes Disease Process and Pathophysiology
- Carbohydrate Counting
- Oral Medications
- Insulin Administration / Insulin Pumps
- Chronic and Acute Complications
- Foot Care
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Goal Setting
- Living Well with Diabetes
- Standards of Care
- Physical Activity Benefits
- Management during Pregnancy
- Gestational Management
Make an Appointment
A physician’s referral may be required by the patient’s insurance company for diabetes training to be covered by insurance. Medicare requires a referral, as well. Most insurance providers cover the costs of the program, and a co-pay may apply.
To schedule an appointment for diabetes education, please call (713) 867-3336 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Patients are welcome and encouraged to bring family members to appointments.
Diabetes Support Group in Northwest Houston
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital hosts a Diabetes Support Group the last Tuesday of every other month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Classrooms B& E located on the first floor of the Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, 1635 North Loop West. Please call Nadia Saiphoo, coordinator of the Diabetes Program, at (713) 867-4515 for more information.
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (713) 867-4515
Fax: (713) 867-2518