Diabetes Services

Individual consultation 

When you start the diabetes program, an educator will review your condition and answer your questions. Topics might include:

  • Starting insulin
  • Meal planning
  • Complications with your diabetes
  • When diabetes gets out of control   

Comprehensive diabetes self-management

This program goes over the basics of managing your condition, including: 

  • What is diabetes?
  • Treatment methods
  • How and when to measure blood sugar
  • Meal planning
  • High and low blood sugar
  • Prevention of complications
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Coping with the stress of diabetes
  • Goal setting


Talk to your diabetes educator to decide if this program is right for you, and to learn class times and locations.

Nationally recognized diabetes care

Many of Legacy's primary care doctors and nurse practitioners are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for providing quality care to patients with diabetes. In addition, all of Legacy's primary care clinics are adopting the medical home model, which provides extra support for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Support groups, community programs and research

Legacy sponsors several diabetes support groups, as well as groups for people who are insulin dependent, use an insulin pump, and for the parents of children with juvenile diabetes. Please call 503-413-7348 to find out the times and locations of these groups or see this list of Legacy's diabetes classes and support groups

The Good Samaritan Foundation sponsors on-going fundraising activities in support of diabetes education and research.

Legacy is involved in a variety of diabetes-related research projects, some of which are available for patient participation. See Legacy Research for a description of current research activities and clinical trials.

You may also contact the diabetes programs at any Legacy hospital, Legacy Medical Group–St. Helens or Legacy Medical Group–Woodburn for information on groups and events happening at that facility and in the community. 

Our locations

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 231
Portland, OR 97227
Phone: 503-413-2750
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Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
501 N. Graham St., Suite 375
Portland, OR 97227
Children Services Phone: 503-413-1600
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Building 2
1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-413-7227
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Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
6475 S.W. Borland Rd., Building F
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: 503-692-7791
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Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Medical Office Building 1, Suite 201
24900 S.E. Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-674-1254
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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2101 N.E. 139th St., Suite 460
Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: 360-487-2727
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Legacy Medical Group–St. Helens
500 N. Columbia River Highway
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503-366-4015
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Legacy Medical Group–Woodburn
1002 Boones Ferry Road
Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone: 503-981-9526
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