Diabetes

Southlake Campus
Pavillion D
3030 East 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-738-5802

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Northlake Campus
600 Grant Street
Gary, IN 46402
219-886-4444

Individualized Care, Ongoing Support

The centerpiece of the program is our series of classes that teach people with diabetes how to better manage their health. Prior to taking a class, the patient meets with our specialized diabetes educators in a one-on-one appointment. Follow-up appointments are held three to six months after attending a class to assess progress and review the goals set the initial visit. When completed, patients are well equipped to manage their diabetes and not have it manage them.

Class Topics

The American Diabetes Association has identified the following topics as important::

  • Diabetes disease process
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Medications
  • Monitoring/using results
  • Acute complications
  • Chronic complications
  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • The impact of diabetes on your life
  • Preconception care for pregnancy and diabetes and gestational diabetes

We further encourage patients to attend the diabetes support and education group that meets monthly at Methodist Hospitals’ Midlake Campus. Patients who have a doctor’s order may schedule a one-on-one appointment with a registered dietician for Medical Nutrition Therapy.

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Diabetes Self Management Classes

Comprehensive diabetes education involving all aspects of treatment as well as prevention of chronic complications. Physician referral required.

Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus
Diabetes Center, 303 East 89th Ave., Merrillville

  • Tuesdays - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    (3 Tuesdays in a row)

To register call 219-738-5802. 

Diabetes Support Groups

A wide variety of topics related to diabetes are discussed. For persons with diabetes and their family members. Free.

Methodist Hospitals Midlake Campus,
Diabetes Center, 2269 25th Ave, Gary

  • Classes meet the 4th Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
    or 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For questions call 219-738-5802.

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