Diabetes Education Centers

Interior view of a Saint Luke's Diabetes Education Center

Diabetes can be challenging, but you can lead an active, healthy, and satisfying life with the right skills and support. 

Those with pre-diabetes or who have a strong family history of diabetes can learn how to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes by eating healthy and committing to realistic lifestyle changes. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for years, Saint Luke’s provides education and nutrition counseling to help ensure your success. 

Our certified diabetes educators offer several group and individual classes, including one-on-one diet and nutrition counseling to help recently diagnosed patients or those looking to better control their diabetes. Class topics include:

  • Managing your blood sugars—prevention and treatment of high and low blood sugars
  • Nutrition counseling and meal planning
  • Weight-management support and goal setting
  • Diabetes medications and how they work
  • Advanced insulin therapy/pump training
  • Continuous glucose sensor management
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Gestational diabetes

A family member is encouraged to attend sessions with you.

Individual dietitian visit

Our certified diabetes educators offer one-on-one diet counseling to help recently diagnosed patients or those looking to better control their diabetes. This session will cover: 

  • Carbohydrate counting with hands-on label reading
  • Meal spacing and timing
  • Effects of food on blood sugar levels
  • Personalized insulin-to-carbohydrate instruction

Individual nurse visit

Receive one-on-one counseling from a specially trained, registered nurse. You’ll learn how to:

  • Self-administer insulin
  • Use a blood glucose meter or CGM
  • Recognize and treat high and low blood sugar
  • Review medication (oral and injectables)

Note: Physician referrals are required for most classes and offerings. For a full list of educational opportunities or for more information, please contact one of our Diabetes Education Centers.

Diabetes Education Center dietitians offer diabetes and non-diabetes nutrition counseling by referral for patients 18 years or older.

Diabetes Education Centers

Saint Luke’s Diabetes Education Center
4321 Washington St., Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO 64111

Saint Luke’s Diabetes Education Center
600 NE Adams Dairy Parkway, Suite 200
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Saint Luke’s Diabetes Education Center
6185 Jefferson Avenue
Parkville, MO 64152

Saint Luke’s Diabetes Education Center
12541 Foster St., Suite 240
Overland Park, KS 66213

Hedrick Medical Center Diabetes Education Center
2799 N. Washington St.
Chillicothe, MO 64601



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