Diabetes Self-Management Program
Covenant is the best resource for your diabetic care. Whether you have been newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been diabetic since childhood, our Diabetes Self-Management Program helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Diabetes is a serious long-term medical condition. And, while it can't be cured, the good news is that you have the power to manage more than 95 percent of it by understanding your diabetes, setting goals and planning how you'll achieve them. This site will assist you with ways you can better take care of yourself by setting and meeting your diabetic lifestyle goals.
The Covenant Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is a Recognized Education Program through the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and is certified through the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). We have Certified Diabetic Educators (CDE), nurses and dietitians on staff.
Ongoing changes throughout your life will greatly affect how you manage your diabetes. Even if you have gone through diabetes education classes, attending them again will give you more skills that will help you better manage your current condition. If you receive Medicare benefits, or have other insurance benefits, you qualify for annual education in the Covenant Outpatient Diabetes Education Program.
Please call 989.583.5190 to register for classes or to talk to one of our diabetes educators if you have questions. We're here to help you manage your diabetes and stay healthy!
Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
The Covenant HealthCare Diabetes Self-Management program is the only program north of Lansing that provides a full range of education and services for children through age 18. Our program offers individual counseling, classes and a variety of support groups, including a Pediatric Diabetes Support Group. Additionally, several entertaining outings are planned throughout the year for children, in addition to their educational and support group discussions.
Covenant also features a Pediatric Endocrinology (Diabetes) Clinic which is serviced by a board certified pediatric endocrinologist. This program allows families to obtain the finest diabetes medical care close to home. In addition, a pediatric support group is available for children who have diabetes.
The Diabetes Self-Management team consists Nurse Educators (who are registered nurses), Nutrition Educators, and Registered Dietitians (RD) who are all Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). They collaborate with your child’s physician and assist you in making necessary lifestyle changes to help you and your child learn to live with diabetes.
If you would like to learn more about our pediatric diabetes program or are interested in setting up an appointment, please call 989.583.5190.