Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute
Empowering you to manage your diabetes
Many Americans of all ages have diabetes and the numbers are rising.
With proper medical care, diet, and exercise, symptoms and complications can be managed successfully. Legacy can help, with education that can meet your individual needs and empower you to make positive change. We offer individual appointments, diabetes classes and support groups. Please contact us to learn more and get started on a journey to better health.
Legacy diabetes educators are certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Our education programs are accredited and meet special quality standards through the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Diabetes educators can help you manage
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
We can help you with:
- Meal planning
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Continuous glucose monitoring technology (CGM)
- Insulin pump education
- Medication management
- Help with starting insulin
- Individual visits
- Group diabetes classes
- Support groups
Our small group classes offer support from other patients who may be dealing with the same concerns you have. Topics may include:
- Diabetes basics
- Treatment methods
- How and when to measure blood sugar
- Meal planning
- Managing high and low blood sugar
- Preventing complications
- Exercise and fitness
- Coping with the stress of diabetes
- Goal setting
Please contact us to learn more about class times.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires education:
- At diagnosis
- As a result of a change in treatment or health status
- When contemplating pregnancy
- During periods of unusual stress
- When blood sugar levels are too high or too low
We offer support groups and community activities. A full range of diabetes self-management programs are available. Our adult programs are recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Insurance carriers generally require a referral from your primary care doctor. Coverage for these services varies by insurance carrier. Please contact your insurance company for more information.
Don’t have insurance coverage? Please still contact us, as we may have resources available to help.