Our services are based on our belief that it is
our responsibility to provide the highest quality of care possible
to the community. We promote patient wellness and encourage patients
with diabetes to increase their understanding of the disease and
appropriately and successfully manage it.
Our Diabetes Services benefit patients by:
Successful management of diabetes is not possible without a firm
Offering the convenience of a hospital
Allowing patients to cooperate in their own care under the
continued direction from their personal physician
Providing quality care in a cost-effective manner
To provide a multidisciplinary
outpatient program for patients who require continuing diabetes
education after or instead of hospitalization.
To maintain the same high quality care as that for inpatients
and to do so in a cost- effective manner.
To maintain a safe environment for patients and their families.
To provide and maintain a warm and comfortable environment,
to reduce stress and anxiety while providing educational programs.
To increase patients' knowledge of the principles of management
and self-care of diabetes.
To demonstrate St. Michael Hospital's quality caring in the
To promote Covenant Healthcare's mission of human and community
Multidisciplinary Team Members
Certified Diabetes Educator
Foot Clinic Coordinator
The Patient's Personal Physician
Individual consultation on any of the following topics:
Basics of diabetes management
Insulin administration or adjustment
Home glucose monitoring
Pregnancy and diabetes
Meal planning and preparation
Exercise evaluation and prescription
Group classes focused on basic diabetes information and management
A monthly support group is offered free-of-charge
Diabetes education is usually covered by insurance.
Check with your insurance provider.
For more information about Outpatient Diabetes
Services at St. Michael Hospital, please call 414-527-8397.