Diabetes Management at Good Shepherd Marshall
Take charge of diabetes and protect your health

The Good Shepherd Marshall team consists of a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator and a licensed dietitian, all experienced in diabetes management and eager to help you improve your health. Most services require a physician’s referral and in most cases are covered by Medicare or private insurance.

Diabetes Self-Management and Education

Our comprehensive program involves individual and group sessions designed to meet your busy lifestyle. Topics include:

  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Acute/chronic complications
  • Hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia
  • Meal planning and healthy eating
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Food labels
  • Medications
  • Physical activity
  • Sick day management
  • Behavior modification
  • Stress reduction and problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Foot care
  • Reducing risk of complications

Types of treatment offered at Good Shepherd Marshall:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The pancreas is not making insulin at all; usually develops in children; people with type 1 must take insulin every day
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin does not work properly; this is the most common form of diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes: Pregnancy causes an increase in hormones keeping insulin from working properly
  • Pre-Diabetes: Blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes; most people who have type 2 diabetes had pre-diabetes
  • Insulin Start: Some people require insulin to manage their diabetes, given in the form of injections

Marshall Diabetes Support Group

A patient support group meets quarterly in the Community Education Room at our Marshall Center. There is no charge to attend. For more information call 903.927.6540.

For More Information

Call the Healthy Hotline for more information on diabetes services, toll-free at 1.888.784.4747.

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