Diabetes Education Services
Although serious, diabetes is a manageable disease. Overlake’s Diabetes Education Services team teaches you how to manage your diabetes to help you lead a healthy life and reduce the risk of complications.
The Diabetes Education Team
Overlake Medical Center's Diabetes Education Services has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.* Our team approach to care is designed to help adults, their friends, support persons and family members learn and practice the skills needed to manage and control their diabetes.
Our team consists of registered nurses and dietitians that are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs). In addition, other healthcare providers, such as pharmacists, are available to provide additional education specific to diabetes self-management. The diabetes education team provides comprehensive information to help you manage your diabetes.
You and your physician may decide to begin with individual consultations with a diabetes nurse educator and registered dietitian. You will learn to monitor your glucose levels, set goals for managing your diabetes and work to develop a meal plan that fits your taste and lifestyle. For appointments call 425-688-5700.
Classes are offered several times each month in the morning or afternoon. They are kept small to help individualize the information as much as possible. Some insurance policies (such as Medicare Part B) require that most diabetes education take place in a class setting. Call 425-688-5700.
Many insurance plans do not cover education for pre-diabetes, however, a class is available at a nominal fee that can help you learn how to reduce the risk of this developing into diabetes. For information, call 425-688-5485.