Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious and lifelong condition, but it can be managed well. If you are at risk for diabetes, have signs or symptoms of diabetes, or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, we can help. 

Certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, and registered dietitian nutritionists are available at all nine Munson Healthcare hospitals located throughout northern Michigan. Wherever you live, our expert diabetes team is nearby with the tools, education, and support you need to help you thrive.  

A physician's referral is required to participate in Diabetes Self-Management Education. Once referred, a diabetes educator will work with you to develop a care plan that meets your needs. 

All Munson Healthcare Diabetes Education programs are accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Education or recognized by the American Diabetes Association, and certified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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Team Up with a Diabetes Educator

Your diabetes team includes skilled professionals eager to help:

  • Your physician
  • Certified diabetes educators or registered nurses 
  • Registered dietitian nutritionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical social workers

Our nurses and dietitians have extensive training, expertise, and experience. They help hundreds of people in northern Michigan live fuller, healthier lives. You can thrive with diabetes. Let us show you how.

Diabetes Education Brings Success

People who attend diabetes education classes are more successful in managing their diabetes. You will learn evidence-based information about nutrition, glucose monitoring, medications, and exercise to help you make lifestyle changes that will lead to improved health.

Our education services are tailored to meet your needs. We offer group classes and individual sessions at a location near you.

  • Diabetes classes for those with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes classes
  • National Diabetes Prevention program classes
  • Diabetes seminars
  • Diabetes health fairs and other community events

Support Groups

We offer diabetes support groups in Grayling, Houghton Lake, and Kalkaska.

 

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Is Your Diabetes Education Covered?

Often insurance covers diabetes self-management education. Check with your insurance company to see if this is a covered benefit.

Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative 

The Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative (NMDI) is a regional collaboration serving 14 counties in northern Michigan. Munson Healthcare is a key partner in this collaboration. NMDI is dedicated to the prevention, early detection, and management of diabetes. You'll find tips on affordable testing supplies, events, classes and seminars, support groups, recipes, carbohydrate counters, Medicare coverage, and more.

Visit the NMDI website to learn more.

Follow NMDI on Facebook for the latest news about diabetes and diabetes-related activities in your area.

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Service Locations

Charlevoix Wellness Workshop 411 Bridge St. Charlevoix , MI 49720 231-437-3482 Get Directions
Grayling Community Health Center 1250 E. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49738 989-348-0550 Get Directions
Munson Professional Building 1221 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684 Get Directions
Prudenville Community Health Center 2585 W. Houghton Lake Dr. Prudenville, MI 48651 989-366-2900 Get Directions
Roscommon Community Health Center 234 Lake St. Roscommon, MI 48653 989-275-1200 Get Directions