Diabetes Education

At North Memorial, you will receive personalized information and guidance from our staff of physicians, registered dietitians and nurses who are certified diabetes educators and physician assistants with expertise in diabetes management.  Call (763) 581-5850 to learn more.

The North Memorial Difference

  • We’re a leader in diabetes education. North Memorial is one of the first diabetes education programs in Minnesota to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting certain high standards of care.
  • North Memorial’s Diabetes Education program has served the community for more than 30 years by offering high-quality diabetes education services in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Individual appointments evaluate your needs and help identify lifestyle changes for successful self-management of your diabetes. Instruction on blood sugar monitoring, oral diabetes medication, insulin, personal meal planning and many other topics may be included. Call (763) 581-5850 to schedule an individual appointment.

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Individual appointments help women with gestational diabetes and women who have diabetes prior to getting pregnant manage diabetes until after delivery. Instruction includes blood sugar and ketone monitoring, personal meal planning, appropriate weight change, physical activity and medications that may be needed. Call (763) 581-5850 to schedule an individual appointment.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

Classes offer detailed information to help you understand and manage your diabetes. The class size is limited to encourage questions and discussion, and to provide you with individual attention and support. Topics include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Good diabetes control and how is it monitored
  • Personal meal planning
  • Nutrition facts labels and grocery shopping
  • Eating away from home
  • Use of alcohol
  • Lifestyle eating changes
  • Physical activity
  • Diabetes medications
  • Management during brief illness
  • Definition and management of high and low blood sugar
  • Feelings and stress as they relate to diabetes
  • Long-term health issues with diabetes
  • Diabetes research

Call (763) 581-5826 to register for Diabetes Self-Management Classes.

Download a 2014 Diabetes Self-Management Class Schedule

Pre-Diabetes

An individual appointment or a pre-diabetes class offers instruction on what lifestyle changes you can make to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Topics include an overview of pre-diabetes, personal meal planning, nutrition facts labels and grocery shopping, eating away from home, use of alcohol and physical activity. Call (763) 581-5850 to schedule an individual appointment. Send email to deb.vevea@northmemorial.com (preferred) or call (763) 581-5567 to register for a pre-diabetes class.

Download a 2014 Pre-Diabetes Class Schedule

Adult Diabetes Care Support Group

A topic related to diabetes is presented and discussed during each session, which meets the second Monday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Ridgeview Room at North Memorial Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Registration is not required, and there is no charge to attend.

Download a 2014 Diabetes Support Group Schedule

Costs

Most insurance companies will pay for all, or a portion of, your diabetes education. Please check with your insurance carrier for coverage information.

This service is available at the following locations:

North Memorial Clinic – Brooklyn Center

North Memorial Clinic – Brooklyn Center

5615 Xerxes Ave. N.
Suite D
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Get Directions (763) 581-5630
North Memorial Clinic – Brooklyn Park

North Memorial Clinic – Brooklyn Park

8559 Edinbrook Parkway
Suite 100
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Get Directions (763) 581-5660
North Memorial Clinic – Arbor Lakes

North Memorial Clinic – Arbor Lakes

12000 Elm Creek Blvd
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Get Directions (763) 581-5800
North Memorial Clinic – Camden

North Memorial Clinic – Camden

4209 Webber Parkway
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-5750
North Memorial Clinic – Rockford Road

North Memorial Clinic – Rockford Road

9750 Rockford Road
Plymouth, Minnesota
Get Directions (763) 581-5700
North Memorial Clinic – Elk River

North Memorial Clinic – Elk River

800 Freeport Avenue Northwest
Elk River, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-5200
North Memorial Clinic – Golden Valley

North Memorial Clinic – Golden Valley

8301 Golden Valley Road, Suite 100
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-5150
North Memorial Clinic – Maple Grove

North Memorial Clinic – Maple Grove

9855 Hospital Drive, Suite 102B
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-5900
North Memorial Clinic - Minnetonka Medical Center

North Memorial Clinic - Minnetonka Medical Center

15450 Highway 7
Suite 100
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-8900
North Memorial Clinic – Ridgedale

North Memorial Clinic – Ridgedale

2000 Plymouth Road, Suite 100
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-5250
North Memorial Clinic – Northeast

North Memorial Clinic – Northeast

327 Central Ave. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Get Directions 612-379-1119
North Memorial Clinic – Plymouth City Center

North Memorial Clinic – Plymouth City Center

15535 34th Ave. N.
Plymouth, Minnesota
Get Directions
North Memorial Clinic – Silver Lake Clinic, <br /> St. Anthony

North Memorial Clinic – Silver Lake Clinic,
St. Anthony

2600 39th Ave. N.E.
St. Anthony Village
St. Anthony, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-5500
North Memorial Clinic – Silver Lake Clinic, Blaine

North Memorial Clinic – Silver Lake Clinic, Blaine

1420 109 Ave. NE, Suite 100
Blaine, Minnesota
Get Directions (763) 581-5550