In fact, Southwestern Pennsylvania holds the unenviable distinction of having one of the highest prevalence rates of diabetes in the country. Managing your diabetes can be time-consuming and, at times, difficult. That is why St. Clair Hospital established one of the most comprehensive Diabetes Centers in the South Hills. The St. Clair Hospital Diabetes Center is specifically designed to help people manage their diabetes. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed, or have had diabetes for years, our expert team of certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians will work in coordination with your physician to help you gain control.
Individual Nutrition Counseling Sessions
You can meet individually with a registered dietitian for nutrition counseling (medical nutrition therapy) to develop a personalized meal plan. Topics include: carbohydrate counting, portion control, weight management, and other individualized concerns.
Individual Diabetes Self-Management Sessions
The Diabetes Center offers individual appointments with a certified diabetes educator to assess your learning needs or to teach a new skill, such as how to test your blood glucose or how to administer insulin or other diabetes medications properly.
Group Diabetes Education Classes
Group diabetes education classes offer an interactive learning experience and will teach you the basics you need to stay healthy. Topics include healthful eating, physical activity, preventive care guidelines, recommended glucose targets for good control, and helpful strategies for managing daily challenges while living with diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes Education
If you develop diabetes during pregnancy, we will work with you and your doctor to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Individual appointments are available with a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator to help teach you how to eat nutritious meals and monitor your blood glucose.
Individual and Group Diabetes Education and Nutrition Counseling services require a physician referral. Contact your physician or call 412.942.2151 for assistance.
Most insurance plans cover diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy. Please check with your insurer to verify coverage. Call 412.942.2151 for assistance.
Diabetes Wellness Group
Topics related to diabetes are presented by leaders in their field of practice.
The Diabetes Wellness Group is free of charge, open to the public, and does not require a physician referral. For information about any of the above classes, upcoming topics, dates, and locations. Please call 412.942.2151. Registration is required.
St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center – Village Square
2000 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102