The Touro Diabetes Center provides a comprehensive program of educational services and support to individuals and groups. The Diabetes Center works closely with physicians to identify each patient’s specific needs and helps them develop the self-management skills needed to control their disease.
Educational sessions include:
- Overview of diabetes (Type 1 and 2, gestational)
- Meal planning and weight control
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Medication management
- Exercise benefits and precautions
- Stress management
- Prevention, detection and treatment of complications
- Foot, skin and dental care
- Sick day management
- Managing acute diabetes emergencies
The educators in the Touro Diabetes Center are certified through the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators, and the American Diabetes Association recognizes this program as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. Our team also includes a licensed, registered dietitian to help coach patients through meal planning and weight control.
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To receive outpatient diabetes education, a physician’s order needs to be completed, signed and faxed to the Diabetes Center at (504) 894-8586. The Diabetes Center staff will work each patient to obtain the required referral and to schedule their first appointment. Medicare and most other insurance plans cover diabetes education and support services when medically necessary. Co-pays and deductibles may apply. The Diabetes Center also accepts private pay patients.
For more information or to speak with a diabetes educator, please call us at (504) 897-8813 or e-mail Valerie Burton, RN CDE at Valerie.Burton@touro.com
Touro Diabetes Center
3600 Prytania St. Suite 18
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 897-8813
Fax: (504) 894-8586
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday