With a referral from your primary provider, our diabetes educators offer an American Diabetes Association-certified program including individualized care plans, annual diabetes review, medication assistance, and recurring group classes to facilitate learning and discussions. The class series consists of an initial visit with a dietitian and diabetes educator, and three group sessions. Family members are welcome to attend with you.
Receive personalized instructions tailored to fit your lifestyle.
Blood Glucose Monitoring/Insulin Therapy
Learn about monitoring your blood glucose at home and on the go. We’ll help you get started with the monitor you choose. Our team also offers annual glucose checks, diabetic management plan reviews, and insulin pump therapy education and follow-up
Gestational Diabetes & Pregnancy with Existing Diabetes
Personalized instructions cover blood glucose and ketone monitoring, exercise and meal planning. Follow up care is provided throughout pregnancy, as needed.
Diabetes Support Group
A free group is available to provide education and support for those with diabetes and their families. The diabetes support group meets the first Monday of every month (except June, July, August and December) from 7 to 8:30 pm in the St. Francis Regional Medical Center conference center, across from the Legacy Cafe. Our meetings are free of charge and there is no need to call to register. The diabetes support group is generously sponsored by the Shakopee Lions Club.
For more information about diabetes education at St. Francis, call 952.428.3324.
All services and instruction offered via St. Francis diabetes care require physician referral. Costs associated with diabetes education are billed to your insurance provider and also may be covered by medical assistance. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
At St. Francis we believe that you are the most important part of your care team. Our experienced diabetes educators will work with you and your doctor to teach you how to live well with diabetes.
Our group of experienced dietitians will work with you to develop an eating plan specific for you that is related to your needs and lifestyle to improve your health.