Whether you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, you may benefit from self management training. The following services are available at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
Diabetes Self Management Classes
Ninety-nine percent of diabetes management is self care. However, that doesn’t mean you are on your own. Our Diabetes Self Management Training Program provides a comfortable, interactive environment where you can get all your questions answered. You’ll start with an individualized consultation, followed by four small-group classes. Here is a snapshot of what you will learn from our caring team of diabetes educators:
- Prevention and treatment of high and low blood glucose
- Medication management
- Healthy meal planning for a lifetime
- Understanding food labels
- Healthy coping skills
If your blood glucose levels are higher then normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you have pre-diabetes. Now is the time to make healthy lifestyle changes. We’ll help you navigate these waters through pre-diabetes class offered monthly.
Diabetes and Pregnancy
If you are pregnant and have diabetes, you may be worried about its impact on your baby. Through our Sweet Success program, you will meet one-on-one with a diabetes educator to learn the facts and develop an individualized plan to help you and your baby stay healthy.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Once you complete diabetes self management training, you can continue to work one-on-one with a registered dietitian to refine your meal plan and support your goals.
Annual Follow Up
The world of diabetes is always changing. Ongoing education and follow up can help individuals with diabetes continue to improve their health and quality of life.
Sometimes it helps to share with and hear and learn from others who are on a similar journey. The Diabetes Update support group provides a forum to express concerns, discuss experiences, and ask questions among others living with diabetes.
For More Information
Please contact the Outpatient Diabetes Care department at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Their friendly staff will assist you in obtaining a referral from your physician and get you scheduled for your first appointment. Call 310-784-3792.
Torrance Memorial Specialty Center
2841 Lomita Blvd. #335
Torrance, CA 90505