Category: Diabetes Prevention and Management
Address: 2041Silverside Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Our Lady of the Lake’s Diabetes & Nutrition Center is a leader in the treatment of adult and pediatric diabetes and nutrition disorders. The center provides comprehensive programs including diabetes self-management training and medical nutrition therapy. Diabetes Self-Management Training Program (DSMT) is provided to clients with all types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, secondary and gestational) and our team of certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and registered dietitians provide education and ongoing support so you can have a better understanding of how to live with diabetes. With a referral from your physician, you’ll receive an initial assessment, knowledge/skill evaluation, an educational plan with measurable learning and behavioral objectives and insulin pump training (if applicable). Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) has registered dietitians that are available to provide individual medical nutrition therapy to people with nutrition-related problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease and weight management (including bariatric clients). This outpatient service provides an opportunity to outline a nutrition program that encourages long-term lifestyle changes to meet health goals. There are several physical and emotional issues to consider when living with diabetes. The Diabetes & Nutrition Center addresses all these issues in our free monthly Diabetes Education and Awareness Support Group. Those with diabetes and their families are invited to attend free sessions led by the diabetes educators. Topics range from the latest in diabetes equipment to healthy recipes. The diabetes support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Our Lady of the Lake Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Physician referrals are required for enrollment in the DSMT and MNT programs. For information on how to obtain a referral, contact our office at (225) 765-8020. Our staff will contact referred individuals to arrange appointments.
More Information: 225-765-8020