Diabetes / Wellness Program

The goal of the Diabetes/Wellness Program is to provide health education and fitness programs to improve the health and well-being of the community we serve.  The program assists patients in developing lifestyle skills for disease prevention and to limit complications of diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Obesity..

The team consists of a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator as the program coordinator.  A Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator providing individualized diabetes education for patients as well as intensive blood glucose management.  A Registered Dietitian/Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition who oversees the Hypertension Management Program and the Ottawa County Farmer's Market.  A Registered Dietitian who provides Medical Nutrition Therapy for patients with nutrition related disease states as well as Health Promotion and Disease Prevention programs in the community for both youth and adults.  An LPN providing diabetes patients with foot/nail care.  A diabetes program assistant certified by the Joslin Vision Network (JVN) to provide diabetes patients with retinal eye exams for detection of retinopathy and completes program appointment scheduling.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with a Dietician, Diabetes Nurse Educator, or for a JVN retinal eye screening call (918) 332-4344.  To schedule a diabetes foot care/nail appointment call (918) 332-4423.

A Certified Personal Trainer oversees all components of the Wellness Center including instruction of group exercise classes and individualized exercise plans.  A Healthy Living Program Assistant provides clerical and instructional support for both the Diabetes Program and Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center is free to all clinic patients as well as any person with a CDIB card, persons working for a Tribal affiliated facility and Veterans. Participants are expected to provide a copy of eligibility and complete a basic application related to health, emergency contact and release of liability.  Wellness Center hours are Monday–Friday 6 a.m—6 p.m. Call (918) 332-4327 for more information.