Diabetes Resource Center
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota is proud to provide the best in diabetes self-management education to the Bemidji community. Sanford's Diabetes Resource Center is approved by the American Diabetes Association, and is staffed by registered nurses and dietitians. Many of our staff are certified diabetes educators.
Our staff is committed to helping you develop the skills and knowledge to manage your diabetes on a daily basis. Patients who participate in diabetes self-management programs usually have better control of their diabetes and less complications. Both individual and group sessions are offered at our center. Topics we discuss include:
- Understanding types of diabetes
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Taking medication
- Problem solving
- Healthy coping
- Reducing risks
- Monitoring glucose
- Community resources available
In addition, our staff can also provide training on insulin pump therapy, and set up continuous glucose monitoring. A physician order is needed for these services.
We hope you’ll join us in either an individual or group session. Contact your physician for a referral to our center. Our scheduling office may be reached at 218-333-5587 to set up an appointment.
HOT TOPICS - Diabetes Support Group
The DRC’s Hot Topics meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. in Conference Room C at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. The meetings are designed for those people interested in learning about health and wellness, specifically when it comes to diabetes management. Anyone living with diabetes, anyone who has a family member or friend living with diabetes or individuals interested in learning more about diabetes or health and wellness in general are welcome to attend.
For more information about Sanford Bemidji’s DRC Hot Topics, contact Wendy at (218) 333-5222.