Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) offers a comprehensive diabetes self-management program to serve the needs of the diabetes population in our region. Our team of educators understands that diabetes self-management is a life-long journey. Our educators will work closely with you to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to anchor you on course towards your destination of success in diabetes control.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to many life-altering complications including:
Good diabetes control plays an important role in preventing or delaying these complications. The program’s overall objective for diabetes self-management education is to empower you in decision-making, self-care behaviors, problem solving and collaboration with the health care team in order to improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life.
Based on the needs of the patient and family, and the recommendations of the referring physician, we will provide you with a complete educational/training experience. To begin we will teach you how to pack for your diabetes C.R.U.I.S.E. Together we will heed the call of “All Aboard,” becoming shipmates on the TGMC “Bon Amis” boat. We will teach you how to navigate the waters, fuel up, and cruise along through the deep and sometimes tricky waters of diabetes. Upon completion of the program, you will:
TGMC’s Diabetes Management Center is staffed by certified professionals whom together have over 60 years of experience teaching diabetes self-management skills. As your “good friends” on the journey to diabetes control, we take seriously our role to educate, enlighten and empower our patients concerning their diabetes care. After completing the program, we continue to remain available to assist you as you travel down your own unique diabetes waterway.
Anyone who has diabetes can benefit from our comprehensive diabetes self-management program. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, our goal is to help you obtain optimal control of your blood sugars.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at TGMC has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.* Our program first earned recognition status in 1997 and has maintained it ever since. We hold the distinction of being the first facility of its kinds in the tri-parish to be recognized.
In addition to diabetes self-management training, our dietitian offers a wide range of services meeting the dietary needs of the community in the out-patient setting. Nutritional services include:
A doctor’s order is necessary.
Call the Diabetes Management Center at 985-850-6200 and we will be happy to take the necessary information to obtain orders from your physician.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm
Location: Medical Atrium Building, 8120 Main St., Suite 100, Houma, LA 70360
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