Outpatient Diabetes Clinic
at Long Beach Memorial
Today, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion estimates that in the United States 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes. Nearly 2 million new cases are diagnosed each year. To help the people in our community, Long Beach Memorial has opened an Outpatient Diabetes Clinic.
The Outpatient Diabetes Clinic at Long Beach Memorial has a vested interest in you and your well-being concerning all aspects of your diabetes self-care. The goal of our education program is to facilitate the on-going process of gaining the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to manage your diabetes or to identify risk factors associated with diabetes in order to learn the necessary steps needed to prevent a diabetes diagnosis.
Diabetes Self-Management Training ProgramThe Outpatient Diabetes Clinic's class series has been developed in easy to understand, yet comprehensive formats. Each class is taught by Long Beach Memorial's professional care team of Certified Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Resource Nurses.
The training programs include:A physician's referral is required for participation in any of these programs. Most insurance plans will cover diabetes education.
Diabetes Support GroupsLong Beach Memorial has monthly diabetes support groups that offer an opportunity for "peer support" and connects people who are going through similar experiences. This prompts discussions on a variety of topics, often featuring guest speakers from the health care community.
Support groups include:
For more information about the training program or support groups, contact the Outpatient Diabetes Clinic.