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Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

Diabetes is a serious disease, but it can be controlled ... we can help you learn how.

We are a team. You, your doctor / healthcare provider, and the Certified Diabetes Educators at the Dickinson Diabetes Center work together to improve your health.

We begin with a plan. Together we formulate an individual self-management plan for your diabetes ... one that fits your lifestyle and makes sense for you. 

We teach you how. In a relaxed learning environment, we will help you set goals to improve the self-management of your diabetes. We give you the necessary information and teach you the important skills you will need to reach your goals.

You are in good hands. Our staff includes Registered Nurses and Registered Dieticians who are Certified Diabetes Educators. They are also Certified Insulin Pump Trainers. Our staff holds memberships in the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), Diabetes Advisory Board of Michigan, Michigan Organization of Diabetic Educators (MODE) and Dickinson Memorial Hospital’s Childhood Obesity Task Force.

The Dickinson Diabetes Center provides the following services:

Friendly, relaxed learning environment

  • Convenient location
  • Individual and/or interactive group education for:
    • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • ​Pre-existing Diabetes with Pregnancy
  • Group classes using fun, interactive conversation maps
  • Insulin Pump Training
  • Advanced Insulin Pump Training
  • Insulin Adjustment Program
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Pediatric Diabetes Clinic
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Community Programs
  • Diabetes Education in Spanish/Se Habla Espanol
  • ​Collaboration with UPCAN's PATH Program

To become a patient of the Dickinson Diabetes Center, we encourage you to talk to your doctor/healthcare provider regarding the benefits of this program. We are willing to assist you by sending a referral to your physician in order to take advantage of our service. This helps us to work as a team with your physician to provide you with the best care possible.

This is a certified program and is covered by many plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurances. As with all healthcare services, you should check to see if this is a covered benefit of your plan.

Patients will be responsible for deductible, co-payments and any non-covered services. Dickinson County Healthcare System has a special payment plan for patients who may have financial difficulties.

To contact the Dickinson Diabetes Center, please call (906) 776-5470.