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.

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