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Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

The Diabetes Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center

The Diabetes Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is empowering persons with diabetes to improve their diabetes control, reduce the risks for complications and enhance quality of life. Recognized for excellence by the American Diabetes Association, The Diabetes Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is committed to helping people with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes stay well and in control of their diabetes, and live longer, more productive lives.

The Diabetes Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is committed to helping you cope with the daily choices of living with diabetes and care for the management of the disease. Our diabetes educators provide educational programs and individual education to assist you in managing your diabetes. The team will also work closely with your Primary Care Physician or Endocrinologist to provide updates on your diabetes management.

Diabetes Self-Management

During education sessions, you will learn:

  • Diabetes disease process
  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Medication
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Acute and chronic complications, including prevention and treatment
  • Psychosocial adjustment to diabetes
  • Problem-solving
  • Setting goals
  • Pregnancy planning and preconception care

Insulin Pump Therapy

Some people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes may benefit from using an insulin pump. The Diabetes Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center can assist you in determining if you are a candidate and prepare you to use a pump effectively. A physician order is needed for this therapy.

Diabetes and Pregnancy

The Diabetes Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center provides services for women with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who become pregnant and women who develop gestational diabetes. Our diabetes educators will teach you how to test your blood glucose and urine ketones and choose foods to keep your blood glucose in a healthy range.