Living with diabetes presents day-to-day challenges. Left untreated over
time, diabetes can cause serious health problems that affect many systems
of the body from head to toe. With diligent self-management, however,
individuals may be able to prevent or delay these health problems.
Bozeman Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center offers comprehensive care
and support to help individuals of all ages including children. We work
closely with patients, families, primary care physicians, other referring
physicians and healthcare professionals to meet the complex needs of individuals
with diabetes. Our patient-centered program focuses on clinical, educational
and psychosocial needs. Ultimately, our goal is to help patients minimize
the devastating complications of diabetes through diligent disease management.
The diabetes care team centers around one crucial team member-the patient.
We view each patient as the vital partner in his or her own care. In addition
to a board certified physician, our professional staff includes a nurse
practitioner, a physician’s assistant, Certified Diabetes Educators,
registered nurses and registered dietitian.
Bozeman Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center provides a full complement
of clinical and support services aimed at helping individuals manage this
complex and chronic disease. We work with adults and children of all ages,
families and pregnant women (including women with diabetes related to
pregnancy). All services require a physician referral.
Our services include:
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association and National Committee
for Quality Assurance
- Medical consultation
- Comprehensive self-management education
- Support group for adults
- Medical nutritional therapy and counseling
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Coordination with referring physician to assure continuity of care
With a strong focus on educating and empowering patients to manage their
symptoms, the Bozeman Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center has earned
recognition from the American Diabetes Association for quality education
in diabetes self-management.
Additionally, the medical providers at the Diabetes Center have received
a certificate of recognition from The American Diabetes Association, and
for the second time Bozeman Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center has
earned three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality
Comprehensive Diabetes Education
Whether you are recently diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for many
years, ongoing education is essential to maintaining good health. The
more you know about your diabetes, the more effective you will be in controlling
it. The following educational programs are designed using national diabetes
education standards to help you successfully manage your diabetes.
Diabetes Self-Management Class
This two-part class is for individuals interested in learning how to manage
their diabetes, care for themselves, and control blood glucose levels.
This program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association
(ADA). If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes you should start with
Diabetes Nutrition 101 & Counting Carbohydrates Class
Basic information is covered including when, what and how much to eat
when managing diabetes. It also includes basic training on carbohydrate
counting including hands-on practice to help understand the impact of
food on blood sugar.
This is a two-part class for those diagnosed with Impaired Glucose Tolerance
(IGT), Pre-diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance. Learn how
and when to monitor blood sugar levels and interpret results, how food
affects blood sugar, tips for weight management, healthy food choices
and how to begin a safe exercise program.
Physician Referral Required
Most health insurance plans, including Medicare, provide coverage for
diabetes care and education when services are prescribed by your physician.