La PORTE – La Porte Hospital offers a variety of diabetes education and programs to the community, some free of charge. Classes are as follows:

Diabetes Support Group

The free Diabetes Support Group provides a place for those with diabetes and their support team to share ideas, experiences, and problems related to diabetes. The group meets from 11 a.m. to noon, the fourth Monday of the month in the Heart & Vascular Center First Floor Conference Room, 901 Lincoln Way, La Porte, or 11 a.m. to noon, the fourth Tuesday of the month from in the First Floor Conference Room at Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road, Knox. Call 326-2478.

Pre-Diabetes Individual Appointments

Come learn about the risk factors for diabetes and steps to manage pre-diabetes. This information is perfect for individuals who may have had an abnormal blood sugar reading, or whose doctors have expressed concerns about the possibility of developing diabetes. Call 326-2478 to make an appointment.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

This is a comprehensive program to empower you to control your own health. A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Classes begin at the start of each month and continue for four weeks. Classes are offered from 9 to 11 a.m., Mondays or 5 to 7 p.m., Thursdays. Call 326-2478 for details and to register.

Individual Appointments

A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Appoints may be made with either a certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian depending on your treatment method and needs: insulin, injectable, gestational diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring and nutritional education. Call 326-2478 for details.

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